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


Uspenski is one of the most visible reminders of how greatly Russia has influenced the history of Finland.

During the many centuries of Swedish rule, Russian visitors to Finland had been few and far between and Lutheranism was the only religion from the Reformation onwards. The Russians that settled in the country after it was wrested from Sweden in 1809 were of the Orthodox faith and felt they needed a sufficiently grand place of worship in the heart of the city.
With its pavilion roof and golden domes, the Cathedral is very much in the Byzantine-Russian architectural tradition. In addition to its Eastern motifs, however, the building also reveals some features of Western Romanesque architecture. Its facade material is stolid dark-red brick.

Address: Kanavakatu 1
Directions: Further east after the market square about 300 metres
Phone: +358 9 85646100
Website: http://www.ortodoksi.net/tietopankki/suomen_ortodoksinen_kirkko/uspenskin_katedraali.htm

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  • Written Mar 1, 2003
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