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Uspenskin Cathedral, Finland

From series “The Most Astonishing Orthodox Churches”
Year: 1868.

Uspenskin Cathedral has placed in Helsinki. It was built in 1868 and is still a tremendous monument made in Neo-Byzantine style. This wonderful Orthodox Church is set upon a hillside on the Katajanokka Peninsula overlooking the city. A great number of legends are connected with it. According to unofficial figures, the prototype to Uspenskin Cathedral was a nice church in Kolomenskoye. The main building material was a red brick that was taken from the destroyed Bomarsund fortress.

Uspenskin Cathedral, Finland It is important to say that the cathedral was practically built on unsolicited contributions. Uspenskin Cathedral has a unique design. There you can see several wonder-working icons, one of them is Theotokos of Kozeltshan. Unfortunately, the cathedral has lost some precious items. One of them was an icon of Saint Nicolas, in 2007 it was stolen. Until now it is quite impossible to find it.

Vaulted ceilings of the church are decorated with a wonderful art painting. Another peculiarity of the decoration is the huge chandeliers. On the territory of the cathedral has placed an old chapel. Today it is used for temporary exhibitions and other social-cultural events. The cathedral is situated right in the centre of Helsinki, that’s why every guest of the city can acquaint with it and will never miss. Next - Orthodoxe Russe Saint-Nicolas Cathedral

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ATM bankomat: 'Otto' located in 0.55 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Finn-Rent Oy' is located in 0.78 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Neste Express' in 0.59 km
Supermarket: 'Alepa Kruununhaka' in 0.27 km
Parking: 'EuroPark' in 0.58 km
Apotheek: 'Katajanokka Pharmacy' in 0.18 km
Police station: 'Suojelupoliisi' in 1.28 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Tiiliholvi' in 0.05 km
Railway station: 'Rautatieasema' in 1.07 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Helsinki-Malmi Airport HEM - in 10 km
 »  Vantaa Airport HEL - in 16 km
 »  Hyvinkaa Airport HYV - in 54 km
 »  Ulemiste Airport TLL - in 84 km
 »  Utti Airport UTI - in 135 km
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Best hotels near Uspenskin Cathedral

SATO HotelHome Kristianinkatu

Located in 0 km from Uspenskin Cathedral
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Rooms: 66
A seating area, mini-stereo and a flat-screen TV with DVD player are featured in living rooms at SATO HotelHome Kristianinkatu. Each apartment has a … More: photo, rates and booking
SATO HotelHome Lapinlahdenkatu

Located in 1 km from Uspenskin Cathedral
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Rooms: 77
A seating area, iPod dock and flat-screen TV with DVD player are featured in all the modern apartments at Lapinlahdenkatu HotelHome SATO. Each … More: photo, rates and booking
Vuokrahuone Design Accommodation

Located in 2 km from Uspenskin Cathedral
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Rooms: 90
A wardrobe and desk are offered in all rooms at Vuokrahuone Design Accommodation. Bathroom facilities are shared. Some dormitory rooms have a curtain … More: photo, rates and booking
Forenom Mesenaatti

Located in 3 km from Uspenskin Cathedral
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Rooms: 40
The bright rooms at Forenom Mesenaatti all include basic furnishings, a small dining table and a wardrobe. Bathroom facilities are shared. Guests … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Uspenskin Cathedral - Helsinki

The designer hotel Next Hotel Rivoli Jardin never ceases to prove its title of a paragon of style and elegance. The beauty of its rooms is hard to describe in words. White dominates in all guest rooms but that doesn’t mean that all rooms look alike or boring. Crisp white walls, retro style furniture, white flowers in graceful lamps, and transparent curtains on large windows – the rooms look very natural and authentic. Elegant pattern on the walls and colorful paintings only add to the refined style of this wonderful hotel. Next Hotel Rivoli Jardin also features some designer elements, such as unusual lamps, vases, and stone sculptures.

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki is targeted at fans of modern luxury. Guest rooms at this hotel are made in different styles, so travelers are welcome to book a creative room with round shaped windows or a spacious suite with colorful furniture. The skillful use of textiles of different textures, from graceful semitransparent curtains to heavy fur blankets on the beds, remains one of the main secrets of the inimitable design. State-of-art lighting adds special charm to the public areas of Radisson Blu Royal Hotel.
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