Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by raycarstairs on October 16, 2002

Despite the fact that the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is by Tallinn's medieval standards a recent addition, this imposing 19th Century Russian Orthodox structure is really quite stunning and is accentuated by the fact that its 'onion domes' look comletely out of context. Apparently, the Russians built this as part of their Russification program, choosing its location beside the Estonian parliament very carefully.

It's well worth a look inside as the interior is very ornate, adorned with many icons and frescos. To be honest it's impossible to do it justice - even my photo doesn't come close.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Toompea, Upper Old Town
Tallinn, Estonia

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