Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral 
   Toompaa street 
   Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia 
   LL: N 59.43559, E 24.73928
Site locator map
City locator map in the CIA World Factbook on Estonia.
City locator maps and gazetteer page




   Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral 
   Lossi plats 10 
   10130 Tallinn 
   T: (372)644-3484 
   E: nevsky@hot.ee




   Bells cast by Vassily Orlov, 
   St.Petersburg, total 27 tonnes; 
   largest 15665 kg + clapper 624 kg. 
   Bells occupy three of the four corner 
   turrets, largest in southwest.

*Technical data:

   Zvon of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1898
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004


The Cathedral Website is entirely in Estonian.

The Wikipedia article (in English) has two photos of the building.

A tourist mashup includes a Google locator map (aerial photos only).

A very slow-loading but interesting Website on Structures has a photo of the building's facade; the great bell is in the right front turret.

City map; if you zoom in 5 levels, the cathedral outline will be at lower center left.  (You can click a 3-letter abbreviation for language in upper left corner of page.)

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Orlov bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Where the great bell of this zvon ranks among other great bells in Europe.

Ranking among all European chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all European chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European chimes by year of completion.

Where the bass bell of this zvon ranks among all great bells in Europe.

Index to all zvons.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Estonia.


   This page was built from the database on 28-Apr-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/04/24
   and on technical data last updated on 2004/07/31

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