"Uspenski Orthodox cathedral" Uspenskin Katedraali (Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral) Tip by call_me_rhia


Every church must have something unique, and the Uspenski Orthodox cathedral is every bit like any other church. In this case it prides itself to be the largest Orthodox church in western Europe.
The cathedral, which was built between 1862 and 1868 when Finland was under Russian rule, is very pretty, especially its location, right on a rock a few steps away from the sea. The exterior building is made of red bricks coming from the Bomarsund fortress in Aland, and it has 13 onion domes, which represent Christ and the twelve apostles. Thev inside is quite interesting, and it seems that one of the icons can work miracles.

The cathedral is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 16.00, on Saturday from 9:30 to 14.00 and on Sunday from 12.00 to 15.00. From October to April it’s closed on Monday. Entrance is free

tram: 4, Katajanokka
Phone: 634267
Website: http://www.ort.fi

Kanavakatu 1
00160 Helsinki, Finlandia
09 634 267
Tram: Katajanokan Puisto

Address: Unioninkatu 39 A 19
Directions: Further east after the market square about 300 metres.
tram: 4, Katajanokka

Phone: 634267
Website: http://www.ort.fi

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  • Updated Aug 23, 2010
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