The largest Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe, Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) stands as a symbol of Russian influence in Finland's history. Designed by architect Aleksey Gornostayev during Russian rule of the region in the 19th century, this Eastern Orthodox church was completed in 1868. Visit the popular Helsinki landmark, note its traditional Russian design, and then enjoy the view of the city from this scenic hilltop. Take time to inspect the structure's ornate interior, domed ceilings, and crypt chapel, as well as several historically and artistically important icons, including St. Nicolas the Wonder Maker and Theotokos of Kozeltshan. Arrange your visit to Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Helsinki using our Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.
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Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) Reviews
Just up from the waterfront and 5 minute walk from the main Helsinki Lutheran cathedral and square. No entrance fee and allowed to take non flash photos...just usual respect in a working place of... more »
Beautiful Cathedral that can, without any doubt, compete with its French or Italian counterparts. If you don’t mind climbing a few steps, then it is surely worth a detour. more »
Easily accessible by foot, although there is a small climb to the cathedral. The cathedral is very beautiful both inside and outside. It is very recommended to visit this beautiful gem in the heart of Helsinki, which is often overlooked by the locals.
The exterior looks great and pretty authentic but the interior is rather disappointing. Images of saints seem to be covered in glossy poster paper reflecting a lot of the light. With the shop taking center stage, this feels more like a business than a cathedral.
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