Katajonakka is a small island that was not under the jurisdiction of the city of Helsinki, but has now become an area within the city. The scope of the Russian Cathedral and nearby coastal areas.
How to get there: Starting from the Whitechapel and walking to the west for 5 minutes; or starting from Helsinki Pier and walking to the north for 5 minutes. Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 9:30-16:00, Saturday 9:30-14:00, Sunday 12:00-15:00. Tickets: None Phone: +358 (0)207 220 683
Uspensky Cathedral was designed by Russian architect Gornostayev. Located on the small island of Katajanokka, the red-brick spire of the church is very eye-catching, cleverly designed, and has a strong Moscow architectural style. There is a statue of Christ and frescoes of the 12 disciples.
Katajanokka, Kruunuhaka and Eira are representative communities of Art Nouveau architecture. If you like this architectural style, you might as well take a stroll there and admire it.
The local chimney sweeper Isto Rantanen (Isto Rantanen) is an expert on Art Nouveau architecture in Helsinki. Although he has been up and down on the roofs of the Helsinki buildings for more than 30 years, he is still deeply moved by those old buildings.
Uspenski Cathedral Uspenski Cathedral The largest Greek Orthodox church in Scandinavia, located on the small island of Katajanokka, designed by the Russian architect A.M.Gornostayev, was completed in 1868 and was renovated on the centennial. Looking at the Uspensky Church from a distance, you can immediately recognize its red-brick spire. In addition, it is connected to the Market Square by the port by a bridge. There is a pure gold holy wall behind the altar of the church. The four large pillars are each polished from a single piece of granite. The project is huge. The ingenious architecture of the red-brick minaret is one of its features, and it is connected by a bridge to Kaupadori Square. In the church is buried the Finnish hero Carl Gustav Mannerheim, Marshal, who led the army against the invasion of the Soviet Union. He died in Switzerland on January 28, 1951. The body was sent back to the country and buried in a church. When his body was transported back to the country, it was sent across the country by road. The grand occasion is unprecedented in Finland.