Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
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One of Tallinn's most resplendent monuments, but not one of it's most popular, the spectacular Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was built on orders from St. Petersburg during the times of Russian Imperial rule. Supposedly built on the grave of a legendary Estonian hero, Kalevipoeg, on the city's mighty Toompea Hill, the Orthodox cathedral was something of a Russian propaganda exercise at the time and still remains a subject of controversy amongst hardline patriots. Most locals though are content to admire the Alexander Nevsky as the fine piece of architecture that it is, and tourists will certainly want to capture a few digital images of those dainty domes.
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Very beatiful place 10+
Alexander Nevski cathedral is in Sofia, Bulgaria. Totally different country.
A beautiful monument to a sad history
offensive to all Estonians - should be removed..
Jill is quite right. It's very beautiful.
Breathtaking! Truly beautiful Cathedral.