Uspenski Cathedral is located on a hillside on the Katajanokka peninsula overlooking Helsinki, was constructed from 1862 to 1868 during the rule of the Russian Czar, Alexander II, the sovereign ruler of the Grand Duchy of Finland.
Uspenski Cathedral is the main cathedral in diocese of Helsinki in the Finnish Orthodox Church and is open free of charge.
The elevated location of Uspenski Cathedral renders it a commanding presence on the skyline of Helsinki,, was based on a design of a Sixteenth Century church near Moscow and has thirteen onion domes representing Christ and the Twelve Apostles.
This is a photograph of the large onion dome of the Uspenski Cathedral.
This is the iconostasis of Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral,which is a wall of icons and religious paintings.