St. Alexander's Orthodox Church

Tartu, Estonia

A two-storey Orthodox church was built between 1914-1917. It is designed by the architect V. Lunski. Cupolas are inspired by the Old Russian church architecture. The church was reconsecrated in summer 2003.

Reference: Visit Tartu

Comments

Your name

Website (optional)



Address

Sõbra 19a, Tartu, Estonia
See all sites in Tartu

Details

Founded: 1914-1917
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

Rating

4.2/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Konstantin Murašov (19 months ago)
Mihhail Fraiman (2 years ago)
Kris Mustonen (2 years ago)
Väga maagiline ja huvitav paik.
Вадим Л (2 years ago)
Rudo Lilleleht (2 years ago)
Väga huvitav pühakoda
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Narikala Castle

Narikala is an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and the Kura River. The fortress consists of two walled sections on a steep hill between the sulphur baths and the botanical gardens of Tbilisi. On the lower court there is the recently restored St Nicholas church. Newly built in 1996–1997, it replaces the original 13th-century church that was destroyed in a fire. The new church is of 'prescribed cross' type, having doors on three sides. The internal part of the church is decorated with the frescos showing scenes both from the Bible and history of Georgia.

The fortress was established in the 4th century and it was a Persian citadel. It was considerably expanded by the Umayyads in the 7th century and later, by king David the Builder (1089–1125). Most of extant fortifications date from the 16th and 17th centuries. In 1827, parts of the fortress were damaged by an earthquake and demolished.