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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland

Closed Now: 12:00 - 16:00
Open today: 12:00 - 16:00
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Impressice collection that gives a good overview on orthodox traditions and on history of Finnish... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Interesting museum

Riisa is a small, but interesting museum with beautiful pieces from the Finnish orthodox church... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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RIISA is one of the most notable Orthodox church museums in Europe. The purpose of RIISA is to preserve, study and display the centuries old and unique cultural heritage of the Orthodox Church of Finland. RIISA is a museum with a soul.
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Karjalankatu 1, Kuopio 70110, Finland
+358 20 6100266
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Impressice collection that gives a good overview on orthodox traditions and on history of Finnish and Karelian orthodox culture. Definitely worth of visiting even if you are not familiar with orthodox religion. 5/5.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Riisa is a small, but interesting museum with beautiful pieces from the Finnish orthodox church. There was also a lot of information on the history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Johanna182
Reviewed 21 September 2018

If you hate bling this might not be for you. But for me it was breathtaking! The choir music, dim lights and all those art relics really stopped me. Byzantium in the heart of Savo, as someone said here :)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Edelfelt
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This museum is not included in the 14 euro Kuopio-museum card, which was a pity because it was 8 euro's per person (for students, for non-students even 10 euro). The museum was tidy and the staf was friendly. It is a quiet museum with a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank faloesy
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This museum has been renovated couple of years ago. Staff is friendly and you get basic information about museum in many languages. If you travel with your own car, remember to ask parkinglicense.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Mikko H
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Orthodox history treasure in Kuopio - have to see yourself - many rooms full of beautiful treasure icons

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank siljariitta
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This museum gives a good overview of the orthodox religion in Finland / Karelia. It possesses a huge and very impressive amount of orthodox art and artefacts, nicely exposed in a modern building at the edge of town (but still walkable from the city centre).

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank MD76_ASD
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

A fantastic museum! The best of its kind in Europe. I nearly overlooked it. I could visit it everyday for a week and still something to discover. The beauty is in the details. Breath taking. If you are into history and art, this is definitely...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank GigiQ
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I really didn't know what to expect from this museum. I understood many Finnish are Lutheran and the concepts are very strong in their culture. This museum featured icons of older Orthodox churches especially from the former Finnish land of Karelia (now part of Russia)....More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank JKim27
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Spent three hours in this beautiful and very interesting museum. The atmosphere was so calming and spirituality uplifting. The receptionist very friendly and informative. Very near the town city. The cemetery behind the museum is also very beautiful. Not for small children.

Date of experience: July 2016
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