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Lutheran Cathedral

Unionsgatan 29, Helsinki, Finland (Vironniemi)
+358 9 23406120
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Ranked #10 of 145 attractions in Helsinki
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful building which overlooks Senate square in dramatic fashion. I was so impressed but very disappointed when I was unable to explore the inside, as my husband was told there wasn't access for my wheelchair. Surely, with the increase in disabled tourism this is something the authorities in Helsinki should address.

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Decatur, Georgia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This church was lovely to visit (after climbing lots of steps!). Inside the pews are wooden with entry doors at each row, the pipe organ is amazing, and the architecture very uplifting. They have a lot of concerts, and I recommend trying to go to one if you enjoy music.

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Dallas, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The outside of the cathedral is impressive - and the inside is very simple. I have never seen pews with gates/doors on them, so that was a first. It is very light from the upper windows, and the lack of paintings with the bright white walls echoes the light all throughout.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It's very beautiful and impressive cathedral I visited there firstly after getting Helsinki. Because it is too attractive to escape from it. Inside is simple different from the cathedrals I have visited in Florence. where I stayed before coming here. It 's good to sit on the stairs in front of it and look down at the surroundings, people gathering... More

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107 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great church on a hill...really quite an imposing landmark and a must visit. The interior is plain and solemn...nothing wrong with that....still extremely charming.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It is beautifully situated and worth the visit. The views of the city are worth the walk and getting there is easy.

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Moscow Oblast, Russia
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The massive building is very imposing from its sheer size and architectural style plus it is placed at a top with huge steps leading to it. The whole square is nice and with the cathedral in its background makes for a great view but compared to this, the interiors of the cathedral is pretty plain. The place also happens to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful church that we visited while on a cruise of the Baltic Sea. It sits right next to the Senate Square. We also found out that there is free wireless in the area which is a great tip got tourists :)

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Sydney, Australia
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147 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The grandeur of this building, its size and location is imposing. It reminds one of what a great house of worship it once was. On asking the attendant how many worshipped on Sundays I was told about 50 but on the Sunday prior to my visit there were a few hundred as it was a feast day. The simplicity is... More

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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23 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A well known city landmark. The exteriors make it look grand and imposing, though the interior is very minimalist and it felt a little bit bland I must say. Great view over the senate's square

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