RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, Kuopio

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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland preserves, studies, and displays the centuries of unique cultural heritage embodied by the country's Orthodox church. One of Finland's most significant cultural institutions, the museum houses an important collection of ecclesiastical items, Orthodox icons, and liturgical textiles. Most of the museum's artifacts date from the 18th and 19th centuries, though some of the oldest and most noted pieces date as far back as the 12th century. Highlights of the collection include gifts from Russia's imperial family, a cross that belonged to St Arseny of Konevsky, and Byzantine miniatures from the 12the century. You'll find info about guided tours, opening hours, and fees on the website. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland by using our Kuopio holiday planning website .
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  • Good place to visit, where it was worth to come further. It is worth reserving enough time to visit the club to deepen all the knowledge and information that was offered. Soothing music in the background brings added value. Lighting maybe a hint of too dim place in places it was difficult to get clear eg. From a small text (remember reading glasses). I recommend a visit. Also works for groups.
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  • Impressice collection that gives a good overview on orthodox traditions and on history of Finnish and Karelian orthodox culture. Definitely worth of visiting even if you are not familiar with orthodox...  more »
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  • Antiquity guaranteed with relics/ crafts. Church is famous among the orthodox congregation.
  • Missed the tour but was a nice place
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