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Helsinki Cathedral

4.6/5
340 Reviews
ChurchHistorical Architecture
Liked by 18
Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1 hour
Address: Unioninkatu 29, 00170 Helsinki
Phone: +358-9-23406120

What people are saying:

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.

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  • F033
    F033
    Leeds, England
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    Stunning!

    We really enjoyed visiting Helsinki Cathedral! We were able to get some fantastic photos of it from Senate Square!

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  • FiftyFifty5050
    FiftyFifty5050
    Montgomery, Powys
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    Beautiful In It's Simplicity

    We walked up to Senate Square and the Lutheran Cathedral from visiting the Orthodox Cathedral and the contrast was striking; all the complexity and grandeur of this cathedral is in it's position - at ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1602836606000+0800)/
  • FrankA2
    FrankA2
    Madrid, España
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    Helsinki Cathedral

    I was suprised that it is always open, it is very sober compared with other churches. From the top of the cathedral you can have magnificent view of the harbour... everything is close by.

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  • OliwaVasicek
    OliwaVasicek
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    A Helsinki landmark

    Any visitor to Helsinki should pop into the Cathedral, however do not expect an overly opulent church (frankly it is the outside architecture that is the most impressive): the inside is very Lutheran,...

    Reviewed on /Date(1601499995000+0800)/
  • 369tatjanat
    369tatjanat
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    Simply beautiful

    The white cathedral is a trademark of Helsinki. The first priority attraction during visiting Helsinki

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Introduction

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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