Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Local nameAleksander Nevski katedraal
LocationTallinn, Estonia

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.

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. 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,…

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Opening hours

Mon - Fri: 8 am - 7 pm
Sat: 8 am - 8 pm
Sun: 8 am - 7 pm

Admission

Admission free.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Nevsky_Cathedral,_Tallinn

Official website http://tallinnanevskikatedraal.eu

More information at Visit Estonia https://www.visitestonia.com/en/alexander-nevsky-cathedral

Email nevsky@hot.ee

Phone +372 644 3484

Address 10 Lossi plats, Tallinn, EE

Coordinates 59°26'8.642" N 24°44'21.549" E

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