Explore Helsinki's famous Suurkirkko, also called Helsinki Cathedral, a neoclassical masterpiece of western and Russian styles designed by one of Finland's greatest architects, Carl Ludvig Engel. Survey the Senate Square below you from this magnificent building, originally called St. Nicholas' Church upon its completion in 1852 to honor Nicholas I, Czar of Russia, but renamed when Finland gained its independence in 1917. Discover why more than 350,000 people visit this church each year, with its distinctive green dome and colonnades and pediments radiating out in each direction. Pay a visit to each of the twelve apostles, erected in larger than life zinc statues along the roof by Engel's successor, Ernst Lohrmann.
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The Helsinki Cathedral is a distinctive landmark that adorns the center of Helsinki, and was built in 1830-1852, in a neoclassical style. It was originally designed by Carl Engel, and later modified by his successor Ernst Lohrmann.
Today the cathedral is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Helsinki. Every year more than 350,000 people visit this church, some to attend ecclesiastical events, but most of them just as tourists. The church is used regularly for services and special events such as wedding ceremonies.
On the roof of this cathedral are statues made of zinc depicting the twelve Apostles. It is the largest uniform collection of zinc sculptures in the entire world.
This cathedral is often used as a symbol of the entire city of Helsinki. In the same way, Turku's castle often symbolizes Turku, the Tammerkoski bridge represents Tampere and a large bridge called Jätkänkynttilä ("Woodcutter's candle") represents Rovaniemi.
Helsinki Cathedral, also known as the White Church, is located in the Senate Square in Helsinki. Built in 1852, this milky white Helsinki Cathedral is an exquisite structure and extraordinary in style. It is the essence of Finnish architectural art. The height of the church is more than 80 meters above sea level. At the top of the cathedral is a bell tower with a pale green arch. The Helsinki landmark can be seen from the sea. Whenever the church bell rings, the entire church square will be quiet, and many tourists can feel the quiet moment of peace brought by this religion.
Because the church is dominated by white, the Greek temple-style white columns are also full of romantic atmosphere. Favored by many newcomers, it has become a very popular wedding location for shooting in Helsinki.
Into the church, the interior of the church has a sharp contrast with its delicate atmosphere, which can hardly be said to be lacking. This is because the majority in the Nordic people believe in Christian Lutheran. Lutheranism is the Protestant founded by Martin Luther in 1529. The core of his teaching is justification by faith, that is, only when people have a pure faith can they become true Christians, and the external good deeds are pure. The inevitable result of faith. Under the influence of this doctrine, the architecture, design and aesthetics of Northern Europe have presented simple features that affect all aspects of people's lives.
The dome decoration and painting inside the church, but with a more simple and straightforward design, showing his temper to the world.
In Helsinki, even if you don't have any religious beliefs, you can only appreciate it from the perspective of art, architecture and design. There are so many churches that you can't help but look at: the rock church is the first to bear the brunt, the magnificent Helsinki Cathedral, the sense of design The full silence of the chapel and the Russian-style Uspenski Church also have their own charm. The
rock church is built on huge natural rocks, and the Finns appreciate the natural and quaint aesthetics. In addition to various religious ceremonies and weddings, various concerts including symphonies are held from time to time. Thanks to the circular shape of the hall, coupled with the echo of the rock wall, the church sounds wonderful.
and the most visible building in the heart of Helsinki, of course the neoclassical Helsinki Cathedral, the top of the white church is a bell tower with a pale green arch, more than 80 meters above sea level, a glance at the sea can see. Due to the lofty status of the cathedral, almost all Finnish couples wish to hold a wedding here, even for a one-and-a-half-year appointment!
When it comes to Helsinki, most people are most impressed by the Helsinki Cathedral, also known as the White Church. It is located in Parliament Square and was built in 1852 as a Lutheran church. The building is dominated by white with a pale green dome.
Due to the special status of the cathedral, Finnish couples want to hold a wedding here, and even need to make an appointment a year and a half in advance. The seminary of the seminary at Helsinki University, one of the best universities in Northern Europe, is also chosen here every year. Organ recitals and concerts are held every Sunday night.
In addition to the prestigious White Church, another famous church in Helsinki belongs to the Uspensky Cathedral.
Uspeski Cathedral is an Orthodox church, respected by the Dormition of the Dormition, designed by Russian architects and built in 1862-1868. The cathedral is located on a hillside. On the back of the cathedral is a plaque commemorating the Russian Tsar Alexander II, the Finnish ruler who built the church. The Uspensky Cathedral is the cathedral of the Helsinki parish of the Finnish Orthodox Church and claims to be the largest Orthodox church in Western Europe, although Finland belongs to Northern Europe. Therefore, the deep connection between Finland and Russia is also evident in this church.