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Senate Square, Helsinki

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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  • A really pretty square to visit at any time of the day! 😍 Some fab eateries in the area! Took a lot of great photos here! 📷🥰  more »
  • We visited Helsinki during Covid-19 restrictions and, looking at the photos posted on TripAdvisor, we experienced a very pared down and quiet Senate Square - no pop up eateries, no cafe society, no...  more »
  • A must visit in Helsinki to get that photo! If you climb up the steps of the senate building, to will be rewarded with a view of the city and the sea. Nice square with not too many people when we were there.
  • A must go for aesthetic beauty lover. one of the best monumental architectures. This place has its very own taste type and flavour. This Senate square is well decorated. Services persons are very well mannered. And the place is well ventilated. Washroom is available and clean. Recommended. I went there before Christmas. It was calm and quiet. Wind of tranquillity was flowing. I felt refreshed. My wife was also with me. She was also very happy. Will go again only if I can manage time, money and will.

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