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Uspenski Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

Address: Kanavakatu 1, Helsinki, Finland (Taka-Töölö)
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Ranked #8 of 130 Attractions in Helsinki
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This was a gorgeous cathedral. I was there two days ago and it was snowing in Helsinki, and to have the snow surrounding this beautiful Cathedral made it look even lovelier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

On the top of the hill in front of the sea, the cathedral was erected in XIX century. Very suggestive both the position and the steps for getting there and the decorations inside (the big lamp and the arches) typical of ortodox religion. Highly recommanded.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Cathedral reminds some churches in St. Petersburg. No wonder, because it was built when the Finland was under the Russian protectorate. Externally is grand, simple inside.

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The cathedral is located by the harbour and is an interesting part of Russian influences in Helsinki and Finnish history. The architecture is beautiful and like nothing you're used to from the rest of Scandinavia. Look around the cathedral and then walk down to the harbour for a freshly caught lunch from one of the stalls. :)

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Western Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This very iconic is worth finding. Down by the harbour is worth the battle if the weather is poor. I would recommend spending the time to get here but rather than the huge white Lutheran cathedral - if you have time constraints and have to chose ).

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A very typical Russian Orthodox cathedral, built on a hill to one side of the harbour.Worth seeing as an illustration of Finland's period under Russian domination, and as a contrast with the huge white Lutheran cathedral 7 minutes walk away

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

free to go inside the church. very close to white church and harbor. it only take few minutes walking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Atmosphere inside is very nice and quite with all the deep history feeling. Advise to see it! Атмосфера внутри очень приятная, со всей своей глубокой историей. Советую посетить, не пожалеете!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The imposing location of this Russian Orthodox church is impressive in itself, but the inside is truly breathtaking. The richness of the decorations, paintings, alters, ornaments is simply marvellous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Like the "white cathedral", the "red cathedral" often dominates the Helsinki skyline. With the gold-topped green roofs and distinctive red brick, Uspenski Cathedral is easily noticeable and prominent from a distance. The building itself is impressive up-close and inside is also worth a look. Inside it felt like it was reluctant to allow visitors, but it's worth popping in to... More

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