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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  • One of the kind museum opens to a visitor a world of the Finnish Orthodox church through priceless exhibits of artifacts (icons and much more). It offers also a unique opportunity to glimpse through.....  more »
  • Riisa is a metal cover protecting an icon. Riisa in Kuopio is one of the most notable Orthodox church museums in Europe. The exhibitions show the Karelian Orthodox heritage and the ancient Byzantine....  more »
  • Antiquity guaranteed with relics/ crafts. Church is famous among the orthodox congregation.
  • Missed the tour but was a nice place

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