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Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

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Address: Kanavakatu 1, Helsinki, Finland
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Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Lovely Church and very nice view of the city

The building is very pretty, inside the decoration is stunning too, if you go into the garden you will have a nice view of the city.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Evelin A
Achiltibuie, United Kingdom

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Achiltibuie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The building is very pretty, inside the decoration is stunning too, if you go into the garden you will have a nice view of the city.

Thank Evelin A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Uspenski is historical remains from the Russian times. Contrasting red building on the hill is outstanding and the Orthodox style decorations and smell of incense are exotic things in the heart of Finland.

Thank EuroKor
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pretty much everywhere you go inn Helsinki this building and the White Cathedral are visible. The roof tops of this building are particularly striking.

Thank Outside101
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This church is very impressing even though it is under repair. The church is impressing from the outside lying on the top of a small hill with view over the harbor. Inside the ground floor and the lower part has been refurbished and is very beautiful. The upper part is still part of repair and a large scaffolding is covering... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Uspensky Cathedral — one of the most recognizable landmarks of Helsinki. This is the main Church of the Helsinki Orthodox parish and the diocese of Helsinki. It is also known as the largest in North Western Europe and the Orthodox Cathedral. During your stay in Helsinki Cathedral is certainly worth a look and maybe even attend the service and listen... More 

Thank Andrei K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to walk up to the Cathedral. The building is impressive in size but still you can feel all the spirituality of an Orthodox Church. Unfortunately there were scaffoldings for renovation works at the time of our visit. Not to be missed although you cannot compare it to the splendor of a gothic or a baroque architecture.

Thank Chiara M
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never been to orthodox church before and when we stumbled onto this one, we were pleasantly surprised. It was quite different from other churches we have seen, there were no seats and the altar was lavishly decorated with paintings. I dont think i have ever seen such a decorated altar. It is huge from the outside and looks... More 

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many before I was blown away by the amazing architecture of the outside of this cathedral. On the contrary when I stepped in, I felt like I just came to a gypsy flea market. There was just too many symbols, elements and items! In a way it made it look different, special even though.

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Panaji, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely architecture,very interesting place to visit located at the harbour slightly on a hill.lovely place to capture pictures.

Thank jaakamat
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

and not bad on the inside. There are a lot of ornaments and golden stucco and so on inside, it is richly decorated. The achitecture is impressive from the outsude but you don't really feel it inside. Still it is very beautful from the outside.

Thank mrietschel

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