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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (Aleksander Nevski katedraal) (Tallinn)

Tallinn Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox Church that clearly stands out at the general view of the city. It was constructed in 1894- 1900 during reign of Russian tsars Alexander III and his son Nicholas II. It was constructed in a Neo- Byzantine architectural style that was quiet popular at the time. Temple was dedicated in the honor of the Russian duke Alexander Nevsky (1219- 63) who successfully defeated Livonian knights on the banks of lake Peipus in April of 1242. It was a fairly straightforward slap in a face of native Estonians who regarded Crusader knights as their heroes. In fact local legend claim that the church was constructed on a place of burial of Estonian folk hero Kalev. After Estonia gained brief independence in 1918 government decided to blow up this magnificent structure in 1924. However these plans were never carried out.

 

 

Lossi platz 10

Tel. 644 3484

Trolley: 3, 4

Open: 8am- 7pm daily

www.orthodox.ee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tallinn Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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