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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. See Senate Square and all Helsinki has to offer by arranging your trip with our Helsinki travel route builder tool .
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  • This square is dominated by the beautiful white cathedral and a lot of lovely government buildings surrounding it. Nice just to sit on the steps and watch the tourists walk by.  more »
  • We went there in the evening, there were lots of historical sites near the senate square, worth going!  more »
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  • Very pretty central square in Helsinki that is popular among tourists & visitors. The area is occupied by important and beautiful architecture, historically important buildings and sights. It's good to have a walk on this square.
  • Amazing as usual!! Love the variety of local vendors and the beautiful atmosphere! It's cold so you should be well prepared for the weather!
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