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Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

Kanavakatu 1, Helsinki 00160, Finland
+358 9 85646100
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Kanavakatu 1, Helsinki 00160, Finland
Vironniemi
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Reviewed yesterday

Visible from afar because of its outstanding placement it is a revered landmark. All the facades are beautiful, with tremendous red brickwork and pinnacles tipped with golden orbs. Stepping in we were rewarded with an awe-inspring space. An exceptionally beautiful Iconostasis made it easy to...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 5 days ago

This redbrick beauty is visible from so many places in Helsinki; it is also the largest Orthodox church in all of Western Europe. Designed by a Russian architect who based this church on an older one in Moscow, it was completed in the late 1800's....More

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 6 days ago

Worth to visit and feel the atmosphere of this old Russian Orthodox cathedral. The exterior of Uspenski Cathedral is not elaborately decorated, but is nevertheless striking with its deep-red brick walls and green-and-gold onion domes.

Thank Marjatta N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral is fabulous both outside and inside, with plenty of gold decorating this religious place. Doesn't open until 09.30, but well worth a visit. Not far from the market place.

Thank MikeandLyndaC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Takes like 10 minutes to go there from the market. It is up the hill and it has wheelchair access from the back. IT is a proper big church that I recommend people to visit as a tourist attraction as it looks beautiful. Also, from...More

Thank Geokam007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most charming churches I have seen. If you are staying more than 2 days and interested in churches, should stop by.

Thank Gaye Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

perched on a gorgeous exposed cliff, visible from Marquet Square. I recommend a gander but it isn't the most beautiful church. Actually the stars atop the Russian Orthodox church and its structure is more impressive aesthetically but the natural setting is what makes this cathedral...More

Thank princessdeirdre
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture of maroon brick is striking. The sea-foam domes represent Christ and his disciples. Because of its location set up high, you can really get a sense of the building as a whole from the outside. Inside, massive granite columns support the domes. I...More

Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located next to the sea , this is a beautiful church and well worth a visit, closed on Mondays, other days opens at 9.30/10 am

Thank a24681359
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a nice church with a square(ish) base plan and red bricks, with a richly decorated high altar. Unfortunately I visited right after the mass, and there were still barriers for visitors, so it was not possible to see the famous icons.

Thank Ozan K
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Amanda A
23 April 2016|
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Response from Yellowflipflops1105 | Reviewed this property |
It's closed on Monday. They are only opened for a couple of hours on other days if the week too. Though it is worth going in, just looking at the church and walking around it to see the 360 view of Helsinki bay is nice, too.
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