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Uspenski Cathedral, Helsinki, Finland
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Uspenski Cathedral, Helsinki, Finland

 
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Distance from city center: 4.1mi
andra88's pictureby andra88 History & Culture travel tip
added on the 31st of October, 2010
In Finland, the Orthodox church doesn't have many followers, but despite that, there are some pretty amazing Orthodox churches in the city. The best example is Uspenski Cathedral, a majestic building with a Russian-style dome. In Fact, Uspenski is the largest Orthodox church in Western Europe, and probably one of the most beautiful, too.

The 22 domes of the church are actually gilded with gold, and it's really something to see them glinting in the sun. Like all Orthodox churches, Uspenski is full of icons, and some of them are even said to be miraculous. In any case, this church should definitely be on your sightseeing list when visiting Helsinki.

Address:
Kanalgatan 1, 00160 Helsinki, Finland

Price:
Free

Opening Hours:
Tu-F 9:30AM-4PM
Sat 9:30AM-2PM
Su 12PM-3PM

 
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