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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  • Helsinki Cathedral is quite imposing with neoclassic architecture, beautiful long & high stone stairs and a huge square in front. It is hardly crowded and hence imparts the cathedral its uniqueness. T...  more »
  • Iconic church dominating the Senate Square and the city. Shining white in harmonious neoclassic style rising high above the surroundings. The interiour is not very interesting. The church organ is fin...  more »
  • It's a beautiful Church with a lot of stairs to climb and after that you will see almost panoramic view which is really nice!  more »
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  • It is a very beautiful cathedral also known as white church, a must visit place in Helsinki. Loved it, very neat and clean walls and very beautiful from inside as well. Many people visit and don't go inside, no doubt that it is beautiful from outside an is at very good location, but I would suggest to go and see from inside as well and spend couple of minutes there, it's beautiful from inside too. Entry is free of cost so just give it a look.
  • It is really beautiful cathedral from outside As far as i remember it called also white cathedral very modern and very clean place so of you decide to go in you might be disappointed. Inside of cathedral not beautiful as much outside. Again it is worth to see it.
  • The outside is impressive, the white colour makes the all square brighter. Inside there's not much, as you would expect.
  • Pretty nice Cathedral located at the central square of Helsinki town, the capital of Finland. It has beautiful classic architecture.
  • An iconic cathedral near the port area of Helsinki one of the tallest buildings in that particular area.

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Set yourself up with easy access to many of Helsinki's most popular tourist sites by staying in the city's bustling and modern center. You'll find that the area is packed full of shops, restaurants, and bars, plus it's conveniently close to both the city's main train station and energetic waterfront. Though there's certainly a range of options when it comes to big-name hotel chains and upscale accommodation, prices are generally higher throughout most of the center, so consider staying at a hostel to cut down on costs. Hostels typically offer a solid location in or near the city center at a fraction of the cost of a big chain.
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