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Senate Square, Helsinki

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The Helsinki Cathedral, Government Palace, National Library of Finland, and main University of Helsinki building surround Senate Square and make up a collective vision of neoclassical design. This historical square boasts the architectural influence of Carl Ludvig Engel and is home to the oldest building in the city center, Sederholm House, built in 1757. Stroll the square to view these stately structures, stopping to take a seat on the cathedral's stairs and to examine the statue of Alexander II, a monument of Russian expansionism in Finland. The square hosts many events, including concerts and art exhibits. Before you head to Helsinki, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Helsinki travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Helsinki has to offer, including Senate Square.
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  • Beautiful building. Very grandeur. Didn't get to go inside because it was closed for repair. Short walk from the marketplace located by the water on the main drag where we had lunch. 
  • You must have been here trip times at a Helsinki. Is very impressive and interesting. The explanations of the guides were also very revealing to do so.
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  • The Senate square offers a beetling life on the city of Helsinki. It's a place
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  • A must-see when visiting Helsinki. Enjoy some sun in the summer while sitting on the church steps, or get into the Christmas spirit in December at the Christmas market. There's usually something to see/do here whatever time of year it may be!
  • Best seen on a clear day. Go to the top of the stair and drink a good cup of coffe in Peace.
  • Beautiful square with a cathedral on top. While the square itself doesn't have much, it's still a beautiful cathedral a top of the stairs which makes the climb worth it to see. Lots of tour buses which makes it crowded here. But you don't really need more than 20 minutes to see it. The surrounding shops are nice as it is located in the design district.
  • Nice square. Very popular with tourists. Expect lots of buses
  • Awesome place. At special events,lights and everything make you feel heaven.