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Helsinki Cathedral, Helsinki

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A product of Russian expansionism in the region, Helsinki Cathedral was built by architect Carl Ludvig Engel as the pinnacle of the city's Senate Square. The cathedral was constructed between 1830 and 1852 in the neoclassical style as a tribute to Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. After Finland gained independence in 1917, it became a Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral. Take in views of the structure's distinctive green domes and white pillars and walk through the church to appreciate its Greek cross layout. Over 350,000 tourists visit this cathedral every year. Add Helsinki Cathedral to your Helsinki travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Helsinki trip maker.
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  • A beautiful building standing tall over a large square. The steps are good exercise but not too many of them. You get a great view of the city once you are at the cathedral. It really is well worth... 
    A beautiful building standing tall over a large square. The steps are good exercise but not too many of them. You get a great view of the city once you are at the cathedral. It really is well worth...  more »
  • Climbing the steps good exercise though but worth for the scenery. The Cathedral was in restoration. 
    Climbing the steps good exercise though but worth for the scenery. The Cathedral was in restoration.  more »
  • Beautiful church in a lovely square. It's a must in the city for its surroundings. The new architecture is unique and since it's located in higher ground, there's also a worth view. 
    Beautiful church in a lovely square. It's a must in the city for its surroundings. The new architecture is unique and since it's located in higher ground, there's also a worth view.  more »
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  • Helsinki Cathedral (Finnish: Helsingin tuomiokirkko, is the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral of the Diocese of Helsinki, located in the neighborhood of Kruununhaka in the centre of Helsinki, Finland at the Senate Square. Until the independence of Finland in 1917. It is a major landmark of the city,and possibly the most famous structure in Finland as a whole when viewed globally.
  • Beautiful and iconic cathedral located in the centre of Helsinki, capital of Finland is a must visit, located at the Senate Square. The church was originally built from 1830–1852 as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland, Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. It is a major landmark of the city, and possibly the most famous structure in Finland as a whole when viewed globally. It's equally beautiful during the day and night time.The day we went it was not too crowded, we could sit peacefully to offer prayers. It was quite rejuvenating.j
  • Beautiful cathedral, cool place to take a rest during city walk. Lots of room on the stairs 😁
  • Beautiful place. Free admission however 5€ optional fee payment which is ok if you like to help the church.
  • Not only the icon of Helsinki, the white Lutheran Cathedral is a perfect place where to stop by, take photos of the landscape as well as the inside, and just relax. I have been going there regularly since my arrival. You must be aware of the stairs to climb in there: twenty one + twenty three steps. That's why your photos will be wonderful from the esplanade.

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