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Uspenski Katedraali (Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral)

  • Kanavak. 1 Map It
  • Katajanokka
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 11/16/2012

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Perched atop a small rocky cliff over the North Harbor in Katajanokka is the main cathedral of the Orthodox Church in Finland. Its brilliant gold onion domes are its hallmark, but its imposing redbrick edifice, decorated by 19th-century Russian artists, is no less distinctive. The cathedral was built and dedicated in 1868 in the Byzantine-Slavonic style and remains the biggest Orthodox church in Scandinavia.

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Kanavak. 1, Helsinki, 00160, Finland

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  • Oct.–Apr., Tue.–Fri. 9:30–4, Sat. 9.30–2, Sun. noon–3; May–Sept., weekdays 9:30–4, Sat. 9:30–2, Sun. noon–3; closed for weddings and other special events

Updated 11/16/2012


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