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Helsinki Cathedral, Helsinki

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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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. To visit Helsinki Cathedral on your trip to Helsinki, use our Helsinki trip itinerary builder.
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  • Iconic building of Helsinki overlooking the square with flowers and a statue gives you great photos from many angles. In side its quite plain as its Lutherian. Its free to enter but wear sensible dres...  read more »
  • The Interior was sober, but nice to have seen. Not all of the pomp and circumstance but beautiful white and tight.
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  • I went into the church as part of my confirmation school. It was interesting to get to know that there are large chambers beneath the church. I'm not sure if they are available to the tourists current...  read more »
  • Simple but pretty. Helsinki overall is very simple city with a mix between Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. Lovely on a sunny day.
  • This is one of the landmarks of Helsinki, together with the Russian church, facing the harbor. This church however, is more impressive from outside, than inside. The church is is located on a hill, with white marmer, and green domes, facing the central square of the city. You can not miss this church when you are in Helsinki.
  • Great view of the harbour and the market square. Beautiful Cathedral. The steps up reminds me of the opening scene from Rambo.
  • Big (biggest in Helsinki) white church which stands impressive on top of stairs from Senate square. Every tourist in Helsinki pays a visit to this place. One of the attractions of the capital city of Finland. Recommended.
  • Its more than just a church. Its amagingly gorgeous.
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