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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  • When you visit Kuopio doesn’t miss RIISA- the Finnish Orthodox Church Museum, which shows items and icons from many monasteries from Finland and Russia, if you are interested in church history. It is....  more
    When you visit Kuopio doesn’t miss RIISA- the Finnish Orthodox Church Museum, which shows items and icons from many monasteries from Finland and Russia, if you are interested in church history. It is....  more »
  • The museum has lots of stuff from old churches...paintings, pictures, icons, statues etc. The entrance fee I thought was a little pricey at 10 Euros. The museum has a little weird feeling, it is... 
    The museum has lots of stuff from old churches...paintings, pictures, icons, statues etc. The entrance fee I thought was a little pricey at 10 Euros. The museum has a little weird feeling, it is...  more »
  • Wow what a museum, definitely worth a visit. A great selection of beautiful items related to orthodox faith. 
    Wow what a museum, definitely worth a visit. A great selection of beautiful items related to orthodox faith.  more »
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  • Amazing collection of the Finnish Orthodox heritage in Finland. I was impressed by the organization of the place which exceeded my expectations! and mostly by the historical reflection which was a very interesting part of my visit to the museum. Never miss navigating the photos and info on the smart screen there! The ticket is a bit expensive in my opinion (around 20€), but it is worth. However, I visited when all museums of Kuopio were free of charge to visit. So that was a golden opportunity!!
  • Interesting place, nicely laid out. A little expencive though
  • Really interesting. Beautiful icons and great insights into Finnish history
  • Unique exibition, very professional guides. A must do when you visit wonderful Kuopio.
  • Antiquity guaranteed with relics/ crafts. Church is famous among the orthodox congregation.

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