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Lutheran Cathedral

Unionsgatan 29, Helsinki, Finland (Vironniemi)
+358 9 23406120
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Ranked #9 of 154 Attractions in Helsinki
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Situated high on a hill top in Helsinki, the Cathedral can be spotted from the deck of a cruise ship at quite a distance. We enjoyed a tour of this lovely church and the view of the City and harbor from the staircase is spectacular. It is a church of great importance to the people of Finland. We were unable... More

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We were so surprised at how clean this white cathedral is. It's very well maintained and stands atop a hill, overlooking Senate Square and the harbour. It's beautiful architecture is really worth a visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The most impressive building in the city, it is iconic for sure,minimalist in the inside, but free to go in and the organ is neat, if you are lucky someone will be playing it, was really nice.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

when you look up ,you'll see it is almost touching the sky.It's find relaxing sitting on the stairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It loocked beautiful in such a bright day! Extreamly white and with its green domes. .....splendid! Very iconic site! It it is also withe-gray inside with a wonderful central chandelier! Since it is lutheran, there are only a very few paintings. There is a lift to go down stairs where there is a small café, and I had the chance... More

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Western Finland, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This very iconic is worth a look and a photo. Looks much bigger than it actually is inside, which I thought small for a main Lutheran cathedral. I would recommend not spending time here but rather take a 5 minute walk just round the corner to Uspenski, the Russian Orthodox Cathedral.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you travelling in Helsinki for the first time and preferably in summer time you should definitely go sit down on stairs and look around, no matter what your religion or beliefs are. This is one of the icons of Helsinki.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Helsinki cathedral is definitely worth a visit! It's beautiful and very iconic. You can just sit outside on the steps but I'd recommend you visit inside as well!

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a typical Lutheran cathedral - quite plain and austere BUT it is certainly worth visiting the cathedral, if only to take photos from the magnificent cathedral square. Combine it with a 5 minute walk to Uspenski, the Russian Orthodox Cathedral - for a great insight into Finland under the Russians, Swedes, and finally fully independent. NB the market... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

It reminded me of the Roman Cathedral from outside. When you Go in you can feel the quietness and the Finnish design from the past.

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