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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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The church is located on a hill near the harbour so it is visible from a distance and when you climb there you'll have a wonderful view. This orthodox church has beautiful icons... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I came on Friday AM and it was barely crowded. Not the most spectacular interior but pretty enough for a few pics. Worth 5 minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The church is located on a hill near the harbour so it is visible from a distance and when you climb there you'll have a wonderful view. This orthodox church has beautiful icons inside. When I was there, I witnessed a wedding ceremony, withbeautiful choir music.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Full of tourists taking selfies. Little atmosphere. Very Russian artefacts. Maybe would have been a better visit at another time ...... early or later when the coaches are not around

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L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The outside view of the cathedral, in the hill, is absolutely amazing. The inside is also beautiful, but they won't let you see but a super small part.

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Lake Macquarie
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The cathedral is in a significant location in Helsinki, and receives a large number of visitors from cruise ships. However, the cathedral appears to have little care and attention from local residents, as it is in dire need of external repairs and maintenance. We were not able to access the cathedral during our visit as it was locked up. It... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can't miss this stunning cathedral as it stands out on the Helsinki skyline near the harbour. Walk up the hill and go inside to enter a sacred space of glorious Russian art.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Uspenski Cathedral thinking to find a typical Orthodox Cathedral but it is different than others. It is very small. The cathedral has several valuable icons and you can buy them inside but the price is very high.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Cathedral is set upon a hillside on the Katajanokka peninsula overlooking the city. It was built between 1862 and 1868 and is a jewel of Finnish architecture. The architect was Aleksey Gornostayev and used mainly bricks for its construction. I recommend to visit the crypt.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lutheran history revises on this nice church. Great organ and some historic statues l, good impression of a Lutheran church. We heard some music, so the church is lived.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you have already been in Russia and had the chance to see the large cathedrals in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, than you will not be impressed, but if you do not know these churches, the cathedral is quite nice, architecture, mosaics, decoration, etc. Nevertheless, independent of your previous experience, it´s worth a visit

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