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Lutheran Cathedral

Unionsgatan 29, Helsinki, Finland (Vironniemi)
+358 9 23406120
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Rautjärvi, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful buildings in Helsinki. Good atmosphere and just an enjoyable place tro visit, even for those who don't have any religious needs to visit a Lutheran church. Also great focal point to navigating in the city.

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Barrington, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The interior is plain and attractive, but I'm 60+, and there's A LOT of steps. I think there might be fewer steps if you enter from the side rather than the front. Pictures of the interior could have sufficed for me. :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The exterior is what you come to see here, a true Helsinki landmark, but Lutheran churches aren't particularly exciting on the inside.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

i just love this church. like to see it from the distance. you also have a great view over the harbor when you are on top of the stairs. just fantastic. don.t miss it.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Big a beautiful landmark. Surprisingly plain inside, but the organ is pretty impressive. It is worth stopping and taking a look.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The striking white Cathedral with green domes, rising above the Senate Sq is a symbol and landmark of Helsinki. It is seen from the sea and from every city point. The inside of it is modest, isn't so much decorated.

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Rumia, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

There are three main places where I felt an air of peace in Helsinki, first one being the Lutheran Cathedral. It is standing high above the city, visible from many of its points. Outside, it is snowy white (totally different to the nearby Orthodox cathedral), and inside, it is very calm and I felt like having a deep rest in... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is definitely the focal point of Helsinki! Snow White building on top of the hill visible from a far. It looks quite amazing and majestic! A must to see and visit!

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

First time in a Lutheran Church and it was very uplifting. I enjoyed the Icons etc One realises how ecumenical the Finnish people are

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We saw a lot of pictures of this cathedral before coming to Helsinki. So in our mind this was a must see attraction. This cathedral was located in front of the Senate Square and you had to climb over 50 steps to get to the cathedral. Because of the height it made the cathedral standing by itself with nothing besides... More

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