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Uspenski Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

Kanavakatu 1, Helsinki, Finland (Taka-Töölö)
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Ranked #11 of 150 Attractions in Helsinki
Type: Religious Sites
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

fFrom Market Square, or the harbor, the bright white Lutheran church is on the left, the red brick with bright copper turrets Russian Orthodox church is on the tight. Very interesting to compare/contrast the two. It's a couple minute walk up a hill. For me, it was actually prettier to view from a short distance rather than up close. We... More

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Panaji, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This Cathedral has Russian Architecture and with its red color it stands out as it is situated on a hill overlooking the city. The interiors of this Cathedral is mind blowing especially the altar. Also various gold plated objects and pictures are worth seeing.

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Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

When thinking of cathedrals in Helsinki, I had thought of the famous Lutheran Cathedral, one of the city's landmarks. But the Uspenski Cathedral, a traditional Russian Orthodox cathedral, is very stunning. Located just a short walk from the port and the Lutheran Cathedral, this ornate cathedral is well worth the visit. The entrance is free. I have heard that the... More

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth seeing up close and inside, but also from a distance, such as from the waterfront harbour. We learned a bit of it's history form our walking tour guide, which makes it far more of an insightful visit, but in a nutshell it was helpful to learn that it is an Eastern Orthodox Cathedral built by the Russians, partly... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This building is located on a large hill. When you get close you can almost hear the horse carriages and the buzzing from the people going here in the 'old days'. An amazing building, would liked to see it from the inside, but the door was locked when I was there. Found this location and building very unique and would... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful Russian orthodox Cathedrals I have been to outside Russia. If you do not feel like going up the stairs, you can take a side street all the way up. Be careful because it is only open during certain times and days. I went there four times before I managed to go inside (they... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is truly a beautify Russian Orthodox Church. The inside is light, compared to many we saw on the cruise through Russia. It really presented to me a sense of peace. It is close the Waterfront Market and very excess able.

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Victoria, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Very nice cathedral, worth visiting while in Helsinki. Minutes walk from the market square. Much visited by tourists.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This Orthodox cathedral is one of Helsinki's most striking landmarks, with its many copper-topped domes and lovely brickwork. Inside, while smaller than it appears from the outside, it is simply stunning. It's sumptuously decorated, in a way that visitors from countries without Orthodox churches will probably never have seen before. Well worth the short steep climb to get there, and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This church is hard to miss, as it sits high on a hill very near to the waterfront and the market. Upon approaching, we were somewhat dismayed at the steep steps to get up to it, but we made the climb (just took our time). Upon reaching the top, one has a very nice view of the city, as well.... More

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