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Senate Square, Helsinki

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Must see · 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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  • People tend to hype about this square as if it is a great attraction. However, we found if barren and overly huge. Empty with construction work going on. People sitting on steps. You will find more...  more »
  • One of the main squares in the central part of Helsinki, you can find it on all tourist cards. Here you'll find a beautiful white Nicholas Cathedral, a monument to Russian Czar Alexander II and the.....  more »
  • A super beautiful tourist place if you don't know this place you know nothing at all in Finland
  • Really impressive. Odd atmosphere but not unpleasant

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