Alexander Nevsky Church

Haapsalu, Estonia

The church of Alexander Nevsky was originally a small chapel built in 1896. Only few years (1896-1897) later it was reconstructed as a church by the design of Architect A. Krasovski. The central part of the church is covered by a high, tented roof in 'Moscow style', crowned by an onion dome. It also has other characteristic features of Russian Orthodox churches, and is renowned for its iconostasis. During colder months the church was used for services, and all year round as a venue for funerals.

Reference: Visit Estonia

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Founded: 1896-1897
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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