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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland

Karjalankatu 1, Kuopio 70110, Finland
+358 20 6100266
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It was okay

This museum is not included in the 14 euro Kuopio-museum card, which was a pity because it was 8... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
faloesy
Fantastic place to learn orthodox religion

This museum has been renovated couple of years ago. Staff is friendly and you get basic information... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Mikko H
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RIISA is one of the most notable Orthodox church museums in Europe. The purpose of RIISA is to preserve, study and display the centuries old and unique cultural heritage of the Orthodox Church of Finland. RIISA is a museum with a soul.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“treasure” (2 reviews)
“icons” (3 reviews)
“karelia” (2 reviews)
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Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Karjalankatu 1, Kuopio 70110, Finland
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+358 20 6100266
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

This museum is not included in the 14 euro Kuopio-museum card, which was a pity because it was 8 euro's per person (for students, for non-students even 10 euro). The museum was tidy and the staf was friendly. It is a quiet museum with a...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This museum has been renovated couple of years ago. Staff is friendly and you get basic information about museum in many languages. If you travel with your own car, remember to ask parkinglicense.

Thank Mikko H
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Orthodox history treasure in Kuopio - have to see yourself - many rooms full of beautiful treasure icons

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Reviewed 12 January 2017

This museum gives a good overview of the orthodox religion in Finland / Karelia. It possesses a huge and very impressive amount of orthodox art and artefacts, nicely exposed in a modern building at the edge of town (but still walkable from the city centre).

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

A fantastic museum! The best of its kind in Europe. I nearly overlooked it. I could visit it everyday for a week and still something to discover. The beauty is in the details. Breath taking. If you are into history and art, this is definitely...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

I really didn't know what to expect from this museum. I understood many Finnish are Lutheran and the concepts are very strong in their culture. This museum featured icons of older Orthodox churches especially from the former Finnish land of Karelia (now part of Russia)....More

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Spent three hours in this beautiful and very interesting museum. The atmosphere was so calming and spirituality uplifting. The receptionist very friendly and informative. Very near the town city. The cemetery behind the museum is also very beautiful. Not for small children.

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Reviewed 12 June 2016

the outside of the building is not tempting but the collections and stories are enchanting. Will return for a longer visit in the future.

1  Thank tohtoritytsy
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