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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  • Walked past this cathedral one day but it was closed. Went there the next day and was amazed by the inside. Great church to visit.  more »
  • A unique cathedral that you will notice from a far since it is situated up the hill. Unique looking and easily within walking distance from esplanadi park.  more »
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  • Easily accessible by foot, although there is a small climb to the cathedral. The cathedral is very beautiful both inside and outside. It is very recommended to visit this beautiful gem in the heart of Helsinki, which is often overlooked by the locals.
  • The exterior looks great and pretty authentic but the interior is rather disappointing. Images of saints seem to be covered in glossy poster paper reflecting a lot of the light. With the shop taking center stage, this feels more like a business than a cathedral.
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