Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)
4.5
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 16:00
Thursday
09:30 - 16:00
Friday
09:30 - 16:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
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Plan your visit
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
How to get there
  • Helsingin yliopisto • 10 min walk
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  • ruthandvern
    Wilton, California16,033 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glorious cathedral
    The name of the Orthodox Church of Finland, dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos (the Virgin Mary) is the second of churches for the Greek/Eastern Orthodox faith decreed by Alexander I, paid for by a percentage of the salt taxes in the early 1800s. Glorious interiors. Open 12:00 noon to 3:00pm with no scarves or long pants necessary and non-flash photography is acceptable.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • MNowosad
    San Jose, California173 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Greek Orthodox Icons
    Uspenskin Cathedral was the most impressive place I had the opportunity to visit during my stay in Helsinki. Besides its beautiful architecture, it has a stunning icon collection by the altar site, with many Greek Orthodox masterpieces to be seen and admired. Being the largest Greek Orthodox church in Western Europe, the cathedral is a must-see for anyone visiting Helsinki.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 14 August 2023
  • RopentaStones
    St Helens, United Kingdom2,049 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice cathedral
    A very imposing Greek orthodox cathedral that is way smaller on the inside than on the outside. Definitely worth a visit but not the finest I've ever seen. Bear in mind though that this is a fully functioning place of worship so do respect that when inside, unlike some of the people that were in there at the time.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 October 2023
  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, California4,174 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive Building
    The place looks great from the outside, much like the Helsinki Cathedral, but, lacks a majestic interior. It’s nice enough, but, surprisingly compact. Lots of gold and interesting religious icons to keep you moving through for about 15 minutes. They suggest a 5 Euro donation.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 October 2023
  • WorldGlutton
    London, United Kingdom23,217 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-see destination !!
    From the Market Square, a distinctive red brick exterior crowned by 13 towers with gilded domes, onion domes and a 5-storey bell tower got our attention and we walked there to pay a visit. An impressive example of Russian style architecture, Uspenskin Orthodox Cathedral stands out from the surrounding cityscape. Stairs from the park leads to the Cathedral entrance. Admission into the Cathedral is free. Signboard at the entrance shows open six days a week, with Monday being its day of rest. Inside the Cathedral, it houses impressive collection of ancient books, manuscripts and other religious artefacts as well as a relic of the true cross . Its interior is impressive with the large chandeliers hanging from ceiling, gilded iconostasis, marble columns, and elaborate frescoes depicting scenes from the Bible. Whether you are a believer or just a curious traveller, Uspenskin Orthodox Cathedral is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Helsinki.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 November 2023
  • Gregory W
    Mankato, Minnesota3,829 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    2 Thumbs Up!
    FREE to enter! Uspenski Cathedral is a Greek Orthodox or Eastern Orthodox cathedral in Helsinki, Finland, and it is main cathedral of the Orthodox Church of Finland, dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos (the Virgin Mary). Its name comes from the Old Church Slavonic word uspenie, which denotes the Dormition. It is the largest Greek Orthodox church in Northern Europe.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 March 2024
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CodyDC
Washington DC, DC6,660 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
While visiting Helsinki, visited the cathedral a couple of times, first as part of a walking city tour in the morning and then the next day later in the afternoon. The inside is nice with the icons and the outside is nice with the sun reflecting off the golden domes.
Written 15 June 2024
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Swedishtomcat
Diss, UK4,371 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We followed the snaking trail of tourists up the steps and into the church. As it was rather busy we took a quick look at the ornate interior and departed but not before spotting a man wearing an All The Stations hoodie!
Written 17 May 2024
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,942 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The Cathedral, the largest Russian Orthodox in western Europe is an imposing if not threatening structure that overlooks the Harbour. Built in dark red brick in the 19th century, it is one of Helsinki's landmarks.
Written 7 May 2024
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Somerset Couple
England, UK66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Very gtand cathedral that's worth a visit. I didn't stay inside for too long, had a lovely opulent feel to it. Is walking distance from the centre but need to get up quite a few steps to get to it.
Written 12 April 2024
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Gregory W
Mankato, MN3,829 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
FREE to enter! Uspenski Cathedral is a Greek Orthodox or Eastern Orthodox cathedral in Helsinki, Finland, and it is main cathedral of the Orthodox Church of Finland, dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos (the Virgin Mary). Its name comes from the Old Church Slavonic word uspenie, which denotes the Dormition. It is the largest Greek Orthodox church in Northern Europe.
Written 29 March 2024
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Leonardo G
20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Nice winter city. Since the arrival at the beautiful airport you feel you are in a developed country. The train to the city center it was fantastic and super easy to take. The restaurants and food it’s a great discover. From reindeer through caviar, salmon etc.
Written 16 February 2024
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Adam Jones
Beijing, China190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Great cathedral in Helsinki. It’s a bit on a hill so it can be seen well before you are there. I unfortunately could no go in due to a private service, but the exterior is very very cool.
Written 28 November 2023
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Sarny
Bexleyheath, UK878 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
We didn't get to go inside due to time restrictions which I felt was a shame because the outside is beautiful. We had a lovely walk around the exterior and then a fab freezing cold stroll along the water to see the nearby ice breakers - they are huge and impressive - the photo does not do them justice.
Written 17 November 2023
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WorldGlutton
London, UK23,217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
From the Market Square, a distinctive red brick exterior crowned by 13 towers with gilded domes, onion domes and a 5-storey bell tower got our attention and we walked there to pay a visit. An impressive example of Russian style architecture, Uspenskin Orthodox Cathedral stands out from the surrounding cityscape.

Stairs from the park leads to the Cathedral entrance. Admission into the Cathedral is free. Signboard at the entrance shows open six days a week, with Monday being its day of rest.

Inside the Cathedral, it houses impressive collection of ancient books, manuscripts and other religious artefacts as well as a relic of the true cross .
Its interior is impressive with the large chandeliers hanging from ceiling, gilded iconostasis, marble columns, and elaborate frescoes depicting scenes from the Bible.

Whether you are a believer or just a curious traveller, Uspenskin Orthodox Cathedral is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Helsinki.
Written 16 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Az & Gabbs Attree
Yealmpton, UK190 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Enjoyed the visit to the beautiful cathedral, unfortunately closed on Mondays so we didn’t get a chance to see inside. Spectacular building.
Written 9 November 2023
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