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Uspenski Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

Kanavakatu 1, Helsinki, Finland (Taka-Töölö)
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Ranked #10 of 148 attractions in Helsinki
Type: Religious Sites
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Stockholm, Sweden
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Uspenski (Russian Orthodox) Cathedral is a total contrast to the shining white Lutheran Cathedral down the road, but it is just as beautiful in its own way. Definitely worth a visit!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a must see though if you have mobility problems don't use the steps but use the road at the back which will bring you to the top of the site. Beautiful cathedral, lovely iconography and paintings. We attended the Sunday service and the small choir is very good, it was lovely to hear them and be involved in... More

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Cookham, United Kingdom
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172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This imposing Cathedral cannot be missed in the skyline of the city and although it looks as though it should be a spectacular Lutheran Cathedral, this is only true from its external appearance. Internally, the stark white walls (with limited adornments and embellishments) feels desperately cold and extremely uninviting. However, having climbed the multitude of steps to reach the Cathedral,... More

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Mixco, Guatemala, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

The cathedral is amazing and you can actually see all of Helsinki from the outskirts of it. I didn't actually get to go inside since it seemed closed on a Monday, no idea why. But even the view from outside is pretty much enough to make it worth going. Or you could always just look at it from a far,... More

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east sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Unlike other churches in Finland, it's lavishly decorated. We were lucky to see a couple getting married and the ceremony. Not always open though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I visited on a Sunday. Due to the ongoing service, I didn't have a chance to look around inside very much. But the church is beautiful. The view of the city from outside is also very nice.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This orthodox cathedral is so beautiful inside. There are quite nice views from the outdoors as it is located on a small hill.

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I loved it, it is sooooo beautiful. The area around was quite, not overcrowded place, but gorgeous. I could not take my eyes off the cathedral and cannot express it in words.

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Columbus, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It's pretty, good for photos, but it was locked the day we were there so I was very disappointed we didn't get to see the inside. It's a bit of an uphill hike to get there, but not a big deal. I was hoping for great views once there, but wasn't too impressed.

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Senior Contributor
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A wonderful cathedral, up many steps, and it's worth attending a service. The choir is small but excellent and services are very heartfelt and moving.

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