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Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

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Address: Kanavakatu 1, Helsinki 00160, Finland
Phone Number: 358985646100
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Nice free Church

Uspenskin Cathedral located somewhere mid the hill, a little of waking after alighting from tram stop. Overview from the mid hill was great. Good spot of taking photo as overview... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Uspenskin Cathedral located somewhere mid the hill, a little of waking after alighting from tram stop. Overview from the mid hill was great. Good spot of taking photo as overview of the whole cathedral.

Thank morinaga
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Imposing building perched on the top of a hill overlooking city. Easy to reach. Seeing the inside of this church is worth the trip. Face it--churches are always on the list of sightseeing in European cities. No tours available that I know of but taking a look at the inside is worth the visit.

Thank Debbie V
Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great photo opportunities of a church atop a hill over the harbour. The weather was cracking and so sunn=y and blue skies

Thank 509Martin
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral has a spectacular location on top of a rise at one end of the harbour. A few stairs to reach the top and great view over the inner city roof tops from the area outside the building itself. Inside the cathedral is typical of Orthodox churches and is well maintained and full of light. some rather interesting large... More 

Thank Elyssebeth
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The location above the harbor area indicates the importance of the cathedral. The building is beautiful and especially the interior makes it worth visiting compared to other churches in the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not very big but the inside is worth looking at to see the wall decoration/painting. I haven't been to Russia but there are probably much bigger and more elaborate Orthodox Cathedrals/Churches there, this is apparently the biggest in Western Europe.

Thank lovemyholiday2
Avon, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are few churches that take your breath away, they are usually the famous in name, Sagrada Familia, Notre Dame etc but I would put this up there with beauty. Walk up, take some photos, go inside then take a boat tour around the fjords so you can see it from the water. Stunning! Great little outdoor market/local food on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We only saw the church from the outside but it is very impressive. Nearby is a very old Russian restaurant where we had the most wonderful meal - Ravintola Bellevue

Thank Eugene B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful orthodox church dominating the skyline. The inside is typical of orthodox churches covered with icons. Definitely worth a visit unless you've seen older and more elaborate orthodox churches in Russian, Armenia, or Esfahan (Iran).

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the largest Orthodox church in Western Europe but don't expect to be blown away. The church is quite small inside but full of icons and some statutes with an imposing altar. Worth looking at but don't go out of your way.


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