Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), Helsinki

Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Vironniemi
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B T
London, UK705 contributions
Very pretty
May 2021
It's very pretty and worth visiting. It's a little difficult to find the way to get it, it is clear to see the building, but you have to walk up to it from behind if you want to go in.
Written 29 May 2021
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Ray
Staines, UK773 contributions
Uspenskin Cathedral
Jan 2021
Even if you didn't know that Finland was once part of Russia but after looking at this cathedral you surely will. It's designed by an Russian architect and looks just like one of the less magnificent buildings in Red Square Moscow.
Written 31 January 2021
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F033 💕
United Kingdom6 contributions
Beautiful!
Jan 2020 • Friends
Absolutely stunning! 😍 This was one of the highlights of our trip as we just loved the architectural delights found here, which made for some amazing photos! 📷💒
Written 31 October 2020
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Kathleen P
Cela, Portugal42 contributions
Worth the climb
Dec 2019 • Couples
Beautiful church. It is worth the short walk up a steep short hill. Very imposing from outside and lovely inside. Recommend
Written 19 October 2020
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FiftyFifty5050
Montgomery, UK627 contributions
A Reverse Tardis Of A Building!
Oct 2020
If you are visiting the market / marina area in Helsinki you can't miss the orthodox cathedral, situated as it is on the top of a hill, looking out over that part of the city. When the sun catches the golden globes on the roof, it is absolutely stunning and a photographer's dream.

One caveat - plan your visit carefully if you have the flexibility as the church is closed on a Monday.

The contrast between the red brick and copper rooves is highly photogenic and there are so many angles where the light catches.

Inside, we were really surprised at how compact it seemed and can only surmise that there is accommodation, seminary or some such included in the footprint. When we visited there was work taking place on the rood screen, with scaffolding and workmen, so perhaps there is more behind this.

Because of the work the pews were roped off, so no opportunity to sit and take it all in or pray, but you could walk around the periphery, look at the icons - very ornate - and the ceiling.

It's always going to be a marmite thing, whether you like gilded or plain and simple, but the building is so Russian in it's architecture and sits so well in it's location that a visit won't fail to please.
Written 16 October 2020
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FrankA2
Barcelona, Spain55 contributions
Beautifull to make pictures landscape
Sep 2020
Beautiful Church... it has a great photo spot, from the old dock or the Harbour the Cathedral gives a nice charm to the city. It is closed on mondays, so we could no visit inside... but still worth a visit.
Written 4 October 2020
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OliwaVasicek
Helsinki, Finland426 contributions
Historic and imposing
Oct 2020
It's hard not to spot this Cathedral and it definitely competes with the Lutheran Helsinki Cathedral for the most interesting and stand-out architectural element of the central Helsinki sky line. Much more ornate and opulent inside than the Helsinki Cathedral (thanks to the difference between the two Christian religions) and worth a visit, particularly if wandering around the gorgeous Katajanokka neighbourhood.
Written 1 October 2020
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Cynicoren
Beersheba, Israel2,425 contributions
A Russian cathedral in Helsinki
Sep 2019
Just a day before visiting Helsinki we were in St. Petersburg, and the Uspenskin Cathedral looks very much like the Russian imperial churches - Majestic, rich in color and art.
Since the cathedral is on a hill, from its grounds there's a terrific view on Helsinki (the Helsinki Cathedral is not far away and looks terrific from here)
Written 30 August 2020
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Alex J
Melbourne, Australia2,208 contributions
Worth a visit. Very photogenic, from inside and outside.
Sep 2019
Very photogenic, both from inside and from outside. Richly decorated, just like all Russian Orthodox places of worship. However, unlike churches in Russia itself, here they allow photos inside! About five minutes walk from the Market Square. A bit of a climb. Maybe a bit difficult with a stroller.
Written 18 August 2020
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Chef RT
Jakobstad, Finland435 contributions
Lovely russian architecture
Jul 2020 • Family
It's a beautiful russian church almost on the harbour area. The subset looks amazing from the slopy lawn.
Written 26 July 2020
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