Finland: don’t miss the largest orthodox church in western Europe in Helsinki

It is actually the largest Orthodox Church in Western Europe, and it stands absolutely beautifully in the snow: the Uspenski Cathedral, in Helsinki, Finland.

It was designed by a russian architect Aleksey Gornostayev and was built after his death at the end of the 19th century.

It looks over the Finnish capital of Helsinki and is a symbol of Russian impact on the history of Finland.

Don’t miss the golden cupolas and red brick facade of the largest orthodox church in Europe:

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  1. I Love orthodox churches ahah it kind of looks like Disneyland, some fairytale place… and your photos reminded of my trip to the finnish capital, actually i stayed in a hostel pretty close to this church ? thanks for sharing Myriam ? greetings from Portugal, PedroL

  2. Great post. This wooden Church in Finland is also worth for a visit:

    World’s biggest wooden church

    Happy and safe travels!

  3. Je suis sûr que j’ai laissé un commentaire ici, mais je ne le trouve pas!

  4. Hi – I attended a great ceremonial dinner at the hall that is associated with that church. I loved Helsinki and would love to see Finland again. NIce pics.

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