Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), Helsinki

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The largest Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe, Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) stands as a symbol of Russian influence in Finland's history. Designed by architect Aleksey Gornostayev during Russian rule of the region in the 19th century, this Eastern Orthodox church was completed in 1868. Visit the popular Helsinki landmark, note its traditional Russian design, and then enjoy the view of the city from this scenic hilltop. Take time to inspect the structure's ornate interior, domed ceilings, and crypt chapel, as well as several historically and artistically important icons, including St. Nicolas the Wonder Maker and Theotokos of Kozeltshan. Arrange your visit to Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Helsinki using our Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .
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  • Uspenskin Cathedral is a historic site with beautiful views. Upon arrival by tram, bus or walk (depends where you are) I would visit the open air market where you can purchase some Finnish souvenirs o...  more »
  • While it is beautiful from outside, it is quite average from outside. Compared to other cathedrals in rest of Europe, it is a very underwhelming experience.  more »
  • The Uspenski Cathedral is one of the Helsinki landmarks situated in Katajanokka island. It looks beautiful with its’ golden onions on top of the church. The interior is absolutely gorgeous with numero...  more »
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  • This is a lovely church, and if you can visit it I'd recommend it. Be aware that if you take video they might ask you to leave. I took a quick video of the interior and was shooed away. I Liked
  • This was the first orthodox church that I had ever been too..... and is still the nicest I've been too. Worth a visit if into churches.
  • Magnificent outlook! Pity that it is closed during easter holiday
  • im not really into buildings and architecture but this building is so beautiful. love the way it stands above the market Kauppatori.
  • You can see the Cathedral from the city centre you will see the "gold shinning" from the Helsinki museum is 10min walking or you can wait from one of the trams. Unfortunately on Sundays they are only open from 12h to 15h so didn't went inside. Anyway if you need to wait for Museums to open (on Sundays not before 10h) you can go there and take nice pics of Helsinki. Near the Cathedral is the Love Bridge. From there to Market Square 5min (or less).
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