Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, Tallinn

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A symbol of Estonia's former Tsarist rulers, Aleksander Nevski Katedraali survived demolition and the state atheism of the Soviet Union and has since been restored to its turn-of-the-century glory. Visit the cathedral, finished in 1900, and seek out multiple cupolas built in classical onion-dome style. You can enter and explore the church's interior, complete with a series of mosaics, heavily decorated icons, stained-glass windows, and domed ceilings. Be sure to listen for the 11 huge bells hung in the cathedral towers, which you can hear ringing throughout much of Tallinn during the day. Plan your Aleksander Nevski Katedraali visit and explore what else you can see and do in Tallinn using our Tallinn trip maker tool.
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  • Beautiful, but as with all other orthodox churces, pictures are not allowed inside. Shame that. I understand that you need to show respect for worshippers, but still a shame they won't let you show... 
    Beautiful, but as with all other orthodox churces, pictures are not allowed inside. Shame that. I understand that you need to show respect for worshippers, but still a shame they won't let you show...  more »
  • We walked on Toompea Hill to visit the Tall Hermann tower and the Parliament and of course this nice orthodox church. It was built between 1895 –1900. It’s beautiful outside and inside. I liked the.....  more
    We walked on Toompea Hill to visit the Tall Hermann tower and the Parliament and of course this nice orthodox church. It was built between 1895 –1900. It’s beautiful outside and inside. I liked the.....  more »
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  • The inside of this cathedral may not be super special but the outside is quite spectacular. It looks different that basically all of the other cathedrals that you are used to seeing in Europe. Unfortunately it is also really hard to get a good picture with the cathedral because it is already situated at the highest point in old town.
  • Spectacular cathedral from the outside. The golden mosaics are beautiful when the sun hits them at the right time of day - we visited it a few times and it was always the most beautiful on a sunny afternoon. No pictures inside, even though many don’t respect this rule.

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