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Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

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Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
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Address: Kanavakatu 1, Helsinki 00160, Finland
Phone Number: 358985646100
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Ortodox church

this church is on top of the hill. Quaint inside. From the hill you can watch the center of Helsinki.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this church is on top of the hill. Quaint inside. From the hill you can watch the center of Helsinki.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cathedral is located on top of a hill near to the harbour. Serene and quiet inside with beautiful paintings. Worth the climb up.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family and I stopped in this cathedral twice (we were staying 5 blocks away at the Scandic Grand Marina hotel). It is a beautiful church, and is visible from several locations around the city. There is no cost for admission.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Uspenskin Katedreeli is a beautiful architectural example and stands out looking down over the water in Helsinki. The roof reminds of the Russian influence. I didn't get to see the inside but the outside is impressive

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family stopped by for short visit at largest Orthodox Church in Northern and Western Europe. Bit of a climb up, but glad we saw the beautiful interior. The view of the city from the top of the hill was also nice.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It looks beautiful from outside so we took a lot of pictures with it basically a lot of selfies.Impressed with the Russian Architecture of the church

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

couldnt get in, so limited to looking at the outside, which was fairly interesting. Wouldn't say it will stick in my mind for years to come

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Steep climb into a magnificent interior with solemn choir and prayers... it was a spiritual and cultural experience for me...being a Catholic I never seen the interior of a majestic Russian Orthodox Church and this was first of Thor opportunities... people were very friendly and even one lady suggested me to come for next days mass where she will sing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Approaching from street level the cathedral rises above on its prominent position like a fantasy of domes and distinctive orthodox architecture. Inside the atmosphere is subdued and holy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Helsinki and want to see the rich history of this city then you must tour this cathedral. While the outside is beautiful it doesn't compare to the inside in the least. We were able to see this Cathedral from all over the city--while we drove in, from our hotel and off of the Sky Wheel. If... More 

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