Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
+372 6443484
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Lossi plats 10

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Editor's review

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.

Editor & Tallinn Local


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United States

Very beatiful place 10+

Reply Mar 9th, 2012
United States

Alexander Nevski cathedral is in Sofia, Bulgaria. Totally different country.

Reply Mar 25th, 2011
United Kingdom

A beautiful monument to a sad history

Reply Aug 6th, 2010

offensive to all Estonians - should be removed..

Reply Apr 12th, 2010

Jill is quite right. It's very beautiful.

Reply Apr 12th, 2010
United Kingdom

Breathtaking! Truly beautiful Cathedral.

Reply Nov 27th, 2006
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