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Lutheran Cathedral

Address: Unionsgatan 29, Helsinki, Finland (Vironniemi)
Phone Number: +358 9 23406120
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Ranked #9 of 130 Attractions in Helsinki
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The church is on a hilltop. You approach it from the Senate Square, thru a set of steps. I went in the winter, right before Christmas, but I visualize a lot of tourist resting on the long stairs in the summer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

It's not the Gothic kind of cathedral I'm used to back home but this beautifully simple building, often the symbol of Helsinki, is a really nice place to step inside out of the cold and enjoy some peace and quiet. The inside itself is a continuation of the outside, simply decorated, beautiful but with a much warmer feel. The organ... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Cathedral has a very imposing architecture from the outside. It is the heart of the city and looks magnificent above the square. Great place to hang out, grab a bite and enjoy the view. As for the inside, it is very sweet and simple. It has something special but nothing to make an "aw" about it. Look around the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Especially in the winter when this church shines in the midst of tons of snow... so beautiful. The church looks more modern from the outside than in the inside. The artistic work inside is interesting,...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It is located at Senate Square and it was built as a tribute to Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. When you think of Helsinki, Senate Square and Lutheran Cathedral are usually your first thoughts. Atop of the stairs you will have a nice view and if you have a chance to go inside don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

While wandering around Helsinki I happened into the Lutheran Cathedral. It was a warm respot during a cold day touring the city. Atop steep stairs, the Cathedral overlooks the south part of the city. It happened to be open for quiet prayers while I was there but make sure to check the operating hours so you can see the beautiful... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This monument is a "must" for a visitor exploring the sights of Helsinki. Open all year round - best time of course is in the summer. Sit on the steps in front of the church and let your eyes look the beautiful environment - visit the building in the opposite - lot of cafes and shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The Lutheran Cathedral is part of the senate square. There are approx. 42 steep steps which lead up to the cathedral from the square. It is certainly worth walking up the steps as you get great views of the square from the top of the steps. There are plenty of shops in the buildings opposite the cathedral and several places... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I think this church looks beautiful from the outside. Especially when you are lucky enough to get some blue skies, the white looks great with blue. The interior of the church was very minimalistic and slightly disappointing. Free entrance. TIP: the entrance door is around the corner, usually the front door is closed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Tool a while to climb the steps since it was snowing and was quite slippery. However, it was worth getting to the top

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