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    St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

    The large and richly decorated Russian Orthodox church, designed in a mixed historicist style, was completed on Toompea Hill in 1900, when Estonia was part of the Czarist Empire. The well-maintained cathedral is one of the most monumental examples of Orthodox sacral architecture in Tallinn. Tallinn’s most powerful ensemble of church bells is located in the church towers. It comprises 11 bells, including Tallinn’s largest bell, which weighs 15 tonnes. Carillons by the entire ensemble can be heard before services. The interior, which is decorated with mosaics and icons, is worth a visit.
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    • Ornate Interior and Exterior

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      May 23, 2024 By Mike O

      Free admission, donations welcomed. Stunning ornate interior; we stood for 10 minutes absorbing the feeling. Exterior looks to be in "line new" condition; bright fresh paint. Iconic place.

    • Beautiful cathedral

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      May 22, 2024 By Flitz8

      I liked exterior of cathedral,the interior is lovely too but you are not allowed to take photos of the interior, step on top of hill

    • Ornate

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      May 16, 2024 By Swedishtomcat

      Very ornate interior bordering on the chintzy. Lots of bling. We popped in, had a quick look around, took a photo and left.