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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  • This unique church is great for photos, really stands out high above the other buildings around it, a must-see in Helsinki.  more »
  • Beautiful and interesting this Orthodox cathedral dedicated to Mary "sleeping". Domes covered with gold and onion, large columns and red granite. The interior partition wall decorated with beautiful icons is beautiful.
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  • This cathedral is lovely from outside and inside. You can also get a good view of the city as a bonus when you visit this cathedral. Decorations inside are very good. Anything that can be decorated has indeed been decorated. A lovely Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Maybe the best cathedral to visit in Helsinki.
  • This beautiful old church stands out in Helsinki during the day and night. Captivating to say the least! We had taken pictures from afar and one evening we walked up the curved stairway to get up close. Loved looking at all the exterior detail. We didn’t go inside as it was closed however we were quite satisfied admiring the night view and the church had a special glow being lit up on the outside.
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