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Uspenski Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

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Address: Kanavakatu 1, Helsinki, Finland
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This is a very attractive domed church on a large hill overlooking the harbor and market place in Helsinki. While there we observed a very interesting Orthodox ceremony including... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a very attractive domed church on a large hill overlooking the harbor and market place in Helsinki. While there we observed a very interesting Orthodox ceremony including the blessing of the building and congregation as they circled the exterior of the cathedral. Interior is very attractive and has many ornate icons. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Uspenski Cathedral dominates the skyline - it is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in western Europe and has some stunning architecture with golden cupolas and redbrick facades - well worth a visit.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The church seems from street quite huge, but inside is intim, beautiful and little bit dark with thousends candels. Lovely iconostash wall

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Uspenski Cathedral is the biggest orthodox church of the western world. It is different from the Lutheran or Catholic churches and thus interesting to see. If you have the chance to visit on Sunday during a service, it is even more exiting. The location is convenient in the city center and the view from the church-yard is also nice,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I was in Helsinki on a Sunday so there was a service on when I visited; very nice of them to let visitors enter and leave during the service. A shame you are not allowed to take pictures inside, but undertsnadable

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We were fortunate to be present for a wedding. Visitor could be there. There was the most beautiful chanting and a music group. The bride and groom had crowns held over their heads all of the time we were there about 15 mins we were not sure why and shall look into this. It was a lovely experience. The church... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

When I go up to the cathedral, I can see views of side of helsinki. So, it was nice. and some of children, they are practice songs. I can hear and listen it. It was one of good experiences.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I walked past this cathedral as I was walking from Katajanokka (which is also close enough and worth strolling around) and thought it was interesting. I then went on a walking tour with Happy Tours (who were fantastic) and was brought back here, but this time went inside. It is surprisingly small inside but interesting to look at. I would... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It is a beautiful sight on a sunny day with the sun shining on the golden onion topped domes. Easily located a short walk from waterfront ferry and marketplace area. The other advantage of a visit here are the views across the city. While said to be one of the largest Russian Orthodox cathedrals in western Europe, inside is not... More 

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Santa Elena Province, Ecuador
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It is interesting because of its architecture. Nice for a walk, there are some pubs close that are ok.

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