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. Plan your Alexander Nevsky Cathedral visit and explore what else you can see and do in Tallinn using our Tallinn trip maker tool .
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  • Greta architecture, well maintained and super imposing. The church stands out because of its unique black domes. Must see.  more »
  • beautiful majestic building. wonderful morning service in Russian and Estonian languages. .. clever priests always give advice ...
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  • In Tallinn we "navedyvaemsja" regularly several times a year and every time we go in this Cathedral. It is situated on a hill, it can be seen even from the railway station. To resemble in his rocks, you will have to overcome some steep streets, but trust me: it's worth it! The Cathedral was built in the 19th century, it is not ancient and boast medieval stained-glass Windows can not, but all will replace the atmosphere! The Cathedral is quite small, the people in it on weekdays a little, but come here regularly for tours people in 20-30! Perhaps, at the entrance, you will be asked to wear a headscarf or to remove his hat (depending on your sex ️ ☺)! In the Cathedral, as almost all churches, there is a small church bench, where you can buy a candle or a postcard depicting the Cathedral. If you ever happen to be in Tallinn, be sure to take the time to visit this place, trust me all these attachments will pay off!
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  • Was very beautiful. Very glad I had a chance to see it. The city is also very quaint. Recommend walking around. Went inside and watched a ceremony. Traditional and timeless.
  • The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is an orthodox cathedral in the Tallinn Old Town, Estonia. It was built to a design by Mikhail Preobrazhensky in a typical Russian Revival style between 1894 and 1900, during the period when the country was part of the Russian Empire. The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is Tallinn's largest and grandest orthodox cupola cathedral. It is dedicated to Saint Alexander Nevsky who in 1242 won the Battle of the Ice on Lake Peipus, in the territorial waters of present-day Estonia. The late Russian patriarch, Alexis II, started his priestly ministry in the church.
  • A classical orthodox cathedral built between 1894 and 1900. At the beginning during the “russification" period it was disliked by many Estonians and was seen as a symbol of oppression, the Estonian authorities scheduled the cathedral for demolition in 1924, but the decision was never implemented.
  • The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral crowns the hill of Toompea which is one of several places where according to legend the Estonian folk hero Kalevipoeg's father Kalev is said to have been buried.[2] The cathedral was built during the period of late 19th century Russification and was so disliked by many Estonians as a symbol of oppression that the Estonian authorities scheduled the cathedral for demolition in 1924, but the decision was never implemented due to lack of funds and the building's massive construction. As the USSR was officially non-religious, many churches including this cathedral were left to decline. The church has been meticulously restored since Estonia regained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
  • 1928 was a plan to pull down the Orthodox Cathedral of Tallinn but a better idea will be to rename this church as a Greek Catholic Church of Tallinn because actually Russian Orthodoxies doesn't exist because all the Orthodox are Greek Orthodoxies

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