Recommendation by Lemi
The Uspenski Cathedral is set upon a hillside on the Katajanokka peninsula, overlooking the city. It houses several valuable icons.—among others, the St. Nicolas – The Wonder Maker, which was stolen in 2007. The Cathedral’s facade boasts of majestic towers, golden cupolas, vibrant red brick walls, grand arches, and a striking mint-green roof. It is a clear symbol of the Russian impact on Finnish history, blended with the charm of Helsinki’s Art Nouveau architecture. The interior is just as sublime with the abundance of lavish decoration and ornate design. The Uspenski Cathedral is the largest orthodox church in Western Europe, and is a prime tourist destination.
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