this church cant be miss . is near donwtown and is walking distance from the port as well. Do avoid noon time as it get crowded with all the tour bus . As for the church it is Grand and impressive exterior with a huge open plaza in the front. When on top of the steps, you get great views of Helsinki. Interior is a bit more muted and spartan but tastefully done. The organ is beautiful and shows really well inside the church. The pulpit and altar have simple, clean lines and are both very elegant. Allow about 30-45 mins for a visit.
To think they begun construction in the early 1800's would beg belief. It's design is very pleasant for Russian eyes as it was designed and built specifically for them. It's possible to relax here and watch everyone go about their business quite happily with the odd tram passing by every so often making it that much more atmospheric.It was the highlight of my 1 night stay in Helsinki just to reflect back on my travells and ponder life without disturbance. Experience the mesmeric Helsinki Cathedral whenever you pass through Finland, you wont be disappointed.
its huge... and the environment is stunning.. superb.