RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, Kuopio

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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland preserves, studies, and displays the centuries of unique cultural heritage embodied by the country's Orthodox church. One of Finland's most significant cultural institutions, the museum houses an important collection of ecclesiastical items, Orthodox icons, and liturgical textiles. Most of the museum's artifacts date from the 18th and 19th centuries, though some of the oldest and most noted pieces date as far back as the 12th century. Highlights of the collection include gifts from Russia's imperial family, a cross that belonged to St Arseny of Konevsky, and Byzantine miniatures from the 12the century. You'll find info about guided tours, opening hours, and fees on the website. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland by using our Kuopio holiday planning website .
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  • This museum is not included in the 14 euro Kuopio-museum card, which was a pity because it was 8 euro's per person (for students, for non-students even 10 euro). The museum was tidy and the staf was f...  more »
  • This museum has been renovated couple of years ago. Staff is friendly and you get basic information about museum in many languages. If you travel with your own car, remember to ask parkinglicense.  more »
  • Kuopio day and well worth a visit to the Museum and the exhibition. To give perspective, as well as the Orthodox religion Suomesssa in Russia.
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  • Unique exibition, very professional guides. A must do when you visit wonderful Kuopio.
  • Really valuable for those interested in the history and religious feelings of the country on the last centuries.
  • Definitely worth checking out the Orthodox Church Museum
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  • A great Museum in the Orthodox Church.
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  • Mielenkiinoinen place of great ikooneja
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