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Lutheran Cathedral

Unionsgatan 29, Helsinki, Finland (Vironniemi)
+358 9 23406120
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Ranked #12 of 148 attractions in Helsinki
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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College Station, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This little coffee and tea shop is a wonderful place to get away from it all. A peaceful sanctuary serving excellent coffee, tea and home-made pastries, sandwiches, and savory pies, it is in the crypt of the Lutheran Cathedral and can be accessed by the lift in the north end of the cathedral or by going outside along Kirkkokatu. There... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Truly beautiful cathedral - an absolute must see attraction in Helsinki! It can get very busy, though, so you may have to fight through the crowds!

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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Compared to the rural timber cross shaped church this was beautifully presented good lighting, light and airy, lovely plaster work and on a huge scale. Well worth a short visit. the outside can be seen fro several trams notably 2, 7b

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Imposing building dominting the square and features alot in the recent history. Being Lutheran it is comparatively plain inside but worth spending time on a visit.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

A very popular tourist spot in Central Helsinki. Very busy as near to where open top tourist buses stop/start. Great sight and well worth taking photo shots.

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Perched high atop MANY stairs, this cathedral reminded me of many state capital buildings here in the U.S. We did walk all the way up in one swoop, but there were many people sitting on the stairs at the mid-point enjoying the views and the weather. When we got to the top, we found out that the building was going... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This must be one of the most impressive Cathedrals I have seen. From outside it sits, gleaming in the sunshine,at the top of the steps giving wonderful photo opportunities. Then inside the beauty of the place is everywhere you look. Photos do it some justice but you have to be there to believe it all.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This one tends to be the most beautiful temple I've ever been to. Undescribable. One should be there to feel its majesty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This simple protestant cathedral is really worth a visit. The stairs up to the cathedral are a good place for photos or resting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place nevere ceases to impress me. I visited it 2 times during my last visit to Helsinki with friends from abroad. Both visits were accompanied by organ music as people were practising for some event.

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