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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn

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A symbol of Estonia's former Tsarist rulers, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral 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. By using our Tallinn trip generator, you can arrange your visit to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and other attractions in Tallinn.
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As Estonia's largest city, Tallinn has a wide range of options for accommodation during your travels. Many of these--from economical bed and breakfasts to a luxury hotels--center within the Old Town or just outside of it, giving you easy access to historical sights and a range of activities. Get more for your money by venturing a little farther away; try a guesthouse in one of the surrounding areas for an authentic Estonian experience. Be sure to book accommodation in advance if you are traveling in the summer, as hostels, hotels, and bed and breakfasts are known to book up fast for the months of July and August. This is especially true for weekends from May through to September.
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  • very nice cathedral outside and inside, just a pity it is not allowed to take pictures inside the cathedral  more »
  • Something really to admire in Old Tallinn. I liked it better from the outside, but the inside is very interesting too.  more »
  • This is an attractive Russian Orthodox church from 1900. That makes it a comparative newbie in Tallinn's Old Town. Therefore, it is very hard to see why it is utterly swamped with tour groups. The rea...  more »
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  • A very nice and open orthodox cathedral just across from the Estonian parliament and castle. Still acts as a local church despite the location. Lots of nice paintings and icons around the church and some fantastic stained glass windows above the altar. Well worth a visit, take a seat and admire the art work.
  • A cathedral inspired by Russian influence. A beautiful church that still workship today. Near Tallinn square and walking distance. Capture the view front and back and dawn and dust.
  • Beautiful church! Not allowed to take pictures inside the building. I understand this bit it's still frustrating. They had a pretty extensive gift shop with a lot of booklets, mostly in Russian or at least using the Cyrillic alphabet.
  • Beautiful and peaceful cathedral. Please wear a scarf inside in respect to the local members. Many ignore the signs 😞
  • Beautiful old church with the only black domes I have seen!