Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), Helsinki

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • For a Russian Orthodox Church, the exterior is rather boring. Go to Tallinn to see better examples. Can't rate the interior for it was under renovation.  more »
  • This is very nice cathedral by the market place at the entry of the Katajanokka. This is one of the kind in Finland. Very nice.  more »
  • This orthodox church located pretty near to the harbor and top of the hill. One of the beauty of European churches in nowadays is anyone can enter as a tourist and enjoy the beautiful architecture as well interiors. Market square, and many more attractive places are nearby.
  • Impressive building! Lovely to admire on the outside and on the inside. Religious ceremonies take place in this church, it is not a museum. When we went there, we had the chance to see an Orthodox wedding. It was a lovely experience. I definitely recommend to visit it.

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