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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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  • Must visit to feel the vibe of the city. This is surrounded by all important attractions, buildings and restaurants. 
    Must visit to feel the vibe of the city. This is surrounded by all important attractions, buildings and restaurants.  more »
  • Senate Square was a cool first look at Helsinki. We were with a friend who grew up there and she knew the area and what to see and do. The Helsinki Cathedral has beautiful architecture but isn't... 
    Senate Square was a cool first look at Helsinki. We were with a friend who grew up there and she knew the area and what to see and do. The Helsinki Cathedral has beautiful architecture but isn't...  more »
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  • Undoubtedly, one of the most popular destinations in Helsinki. This place houses the well known Helsinki Cathedral, a Finnish icon. Just be careful while climbing the staircase as it is quite steep.
  • Visited on a beautiful day. Really enjoyed it, people around the square give out free tours of the place in all kinds of languages.

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