Russian orthodox cathedral - Aleksander Nevsky cathedral, Tallinn County

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    Czarist splendor in Baltic city

    by sphynxxs Written Jan 18, 2009
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    Building a Russian Orthodox cathedtral on Toompea Hill, where once the Estonian kings ruled in their castle of the small Baltic country was also a demonstration of Czarist power in 19th century. Still, to visitors it looks just beautiful with its bright colors, the scent on incense and it Russian looks

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    Alexander Nevski cathedral

    by chinotraveller Written Mar 2, 2007

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    Located at the top of the Toompea in castle square. The cathedral is of Russian design and was built to show the Russian dominace over the people of Estonia and was placed in front of the castle to show the Tallinn people their power. The cathedral today plays a significant roll for the orthodox community in tallinn.

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    Nevsky Cathedral

    by Michael_D Updated Nov 27, 2006

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    Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is Tallinn’s largest and grandest cupola cathedral.

    The huge Russian Orthodox churchwas built on Toompea Hill in 1900 back when Estonia was part of the Russian tsarist empire. The architect of the church was Mikhail Preobrazhenski from St. Petersburg and is dedicated to the Prince of Novgorod nee Alexander Yaroslavitz Nevsky, who on 5 April, 1242 and halted the Germans' eastward advance.

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    by doug48 Updated Jul 21, 2006

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    aleksander nevsky cathedral on toompea hill is tallinn's only russian orthodox church. it was almost demolished by the communists in the 1930's. it is a beautiful example of russian orthodox architecture

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    Aleksander Nevski cathedral

    by sparkieplug24 Updated May 31, 2006
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    This cathedral is situated in the castle square at the the top of toompea. This is a important place of worship for the orthodox faith in tallinn. The cathedral was built between 1894 and 1900. Although the cathedral today serves only a spiritual purpose when built it was placed here a symbol of the Russian power over all of Estonia. The cathedral is open daily from 8am -9pm. The cathedral was built here in front of the castle to reinforce the dominance that the russians had.

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    Russian Orthodox Cathedral

    by poons Updated Jan 30, 2006

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    Cathedral of Aleksander Nevski

    Definitely worth a look inside this one... I loved the smell of the burning scented candles when you enter. If you like just leave a small donation when departing.
    The biggest and most majestic orthodox church in Tallinn.

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    Russian heritage

    by Travellingismylife Written Dec 29, 2004
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    You can't miss the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral with its beautiful cupolas. This Orthodox church was built on Toompea Hill in 1900, when Estonia was part of the Russia (which was under the Tsars at this moment). The church is dedicated to the Prince of Novgorod, Alexander Yaroslavitz Nevsky, who led the famous Ice Battle on the banks of Lake Peipsi on April 5th, 1242 and stopped the Germans' advance.

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    Alexander Nevsky cathedral

    by magor65 Written Nov 5, 2004

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    Alexander Nevsky cathedral

    The cathedral is the reminder of Russian times. It was built on Toompea hill in 1900 and is dedicated to Prince of Novgorod -Alexander Nevsky.
    Get inside to see a rich and beautiful collection of icons. Before services you can hear bells ( there are 11 of them) ringing. The heaviest one weighs as much as fifteen tonnes.

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    Alexander Nevski Cathedral

    by ania70pl Updated Oct 9, 2003

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    This large, richly decorated Orthodox church was built on Toompea Hill in 1900, when Estonia was part of the Russian tsarist empire. The church is dedicated to the Prince of Novgorod, Alexander Yaroslavitz Nevski, who led the famous Ice Battle on the banks of Lake Peipsi on 5 April, 1242 and halted the Germans' eastward advance.

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    The Alexander Nevski Cathedral

    by musti72 Written Jun 14, 2003
    The most beautiful cathedral in Tallinn

    Alexander Nevski Cathedral is Tallinn’s largest and most beautiful cupola. It was built in 1900, when Estonia was part of the Russian tsarist empire.
    The church’s belltowers hold Tallinn’s most powerful church bell ensemble, consisting of 11 bells, including the largest in Tallinn, weighing 15 tonnes.
    The interior, decorated with mosaics and icons, is well worth a visit.

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    One of the great churches in Tallinn

    by Jarra Updated Jun 4, 2003
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    St. Alexander Nevski`s Cathedral is the biggest domed cathedral in Tallinn. Building of this abundantly decorated orthodox church at Toompea was finished in 1900, when Estonia was part of the tsarist Russia. In the tower of the church there is the biggest ensemble of bells in whole town (11 bells).

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    The great Russian-Orthodox Cathedral

    by Lodestar Updated Jun 3, 2003

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    The Nevski cathedral

    All tourists are fascinated with this example of Russian-Orthodox cathedral. As it is conveniantley located at the heart of the old town right next to the Toompea palace, where the seat of the parliament is, it is difficult, if not impossible to miss it.
    The Nevski Cathedral was build in 1900 and although it has little to do with truly Estonian culture and architecture, it is still a great arcitectural achievement.
    Also take a look inside, especially at the windows, guilded altar and other furnishings. But remeber to take your hat off guys!

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    Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

    by Sjalen Written Mar 3, 2003

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    The gorgeous 19th century Russian orthodox cathedral was built to show that the Tsars ruled in them days and they could not have picked a more prominent place to show this. Towering above the city, this landmark is today worth seeing for its spectacular architecture, tranquility and interesting interior.

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    visit the Alexander Nevsky...

    by Tolik Written Aug 25, 2002

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    visit the Alexander Nevsky katedral which was began under Tsar Alexander III and finished a few years befor the Russian Revolution. A marble marker from 1910 recalls Peters the Great’s victory over Sweden. The rich interior worth a look.

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    The Alexander Nevski Cathedral...

    by datapanik Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The Alexander Nevski Cathedral is Tallinn's dominating landmark.This Russian Orthodox cathedral with its impressive onion domes was built late 19th century. Access inside is restricted by roped-off sections, so all in all a visit inside is not really essential.

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