The beautiful Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Tallinn
A vast contrast to the red roofs of Tallinn Old Town is the Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Ordered to be built by Tsar Alexander III, this church was completed in 1900. It is architecturally beautiful, making it a top attraction.
A dazzling structure on the peak of Toompea
This wonderful cathedral is, simply put, a piece of art. With onion shaped domes high at the top and tear drop-like windows, this little piece of Russia in Tallinn is a top attraction. When climbing Toompea Hill you will see the structure looming above you. The vantage point up here is perfect for taking pictures of the red tiled rooftops of the old town and you will want to get some photos of the church’s exterior.
Step inside this monumental church
If you love Russian architecture and want to take a look inside, then the church welcomes you in. You are not able to take photos but entrance is free, so pop in and see the beautiful art works in the interior. Iconography covers the walls and windows detailing stories of Saints, and the vast spaces seem to slow the world down. Women are encouraged to cover their hair when entering and, as sermons are still held here, visitors are asked to be quiet.
If you are interested in Russian architecture or things from the Soviet times in Estonia, there are a number of impressive attractions to visit. See the Patarei Prison
and the crumbling sporting venue Linnahall
by the water or head to the Seaplane Harbour Museum
and check out the war machines and submarines. All of these attractions are close to the Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel, Tallinn, meaning you don’t have to go far to catch some seriously cool soviet sites.