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Address: Unionsgatan 29, Helsinki, Finland
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Impressive Iconic Finnish Landmark

I have to admit, it may be a simple white cathedral donned with a pretty green dome, however its actually surprisingly charming in person. The location gives it a stunning... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I have to admit, it may be a simple white cathedral donned with a pretty green dome, however its actually surprisingly charming in person. The location gives it a stunning ambiance, if you visit the cathedral in Summer on a beautiful clear day, it looks absolutely breathtaking sitting atop the staircase featured against clear bright blue skies! You almost feel... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a really beautiful building and dominates the skyline in Helsinki. Senate Square itself is lovely, but also extremely busy. The cathedral itself is brilliant white and very large. The steps up to it make it even more impressive. We didn't go in, next time I certainly would, but I really do suggest that you go back at night... More 

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Right in the middle of the City, this is the most imposing non-Government building around. Whilst the building sits atop of marble stairs,rather like Sacre Coeur,there is internal magnificence with large empty spaces.... A must visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This majestic building sits high on its perch overseeing the senators market . The building is clearly an excellent example of what a community can do when there is a desire to achieve a lasting monument . You can avoid having to ascend the steep steps by approaching the Cathederal from the side road . The views from the concourse... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

visited this church with lot of expectation. Beautiful exterior but internal design is exciting except for a grand musical instrument and excellent painting.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Worth visiting because this is the symbol of the city. Locals gather together and chill on the stairs in front of cathedral. Looked like a local meeting point.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

With the Lutheran Cathedral elevated above the square below the view from the ground looking up is pretty amazing. I didn't get to go inside as it was closed but still well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

It's one of the most visited places in Helsinki. It's very beautiful from outside but very simple from inside. To be honest, I was a little disappointed when I saw the cathedral by inside, it seems smaller than what seems from outside and it's not as beautiful as Uspenski Cathedral. However, you can take all the pictures you want and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Its a great landmark in Helsinki with beautiful architecture, but getting inside the cathedral is very plain and simple. But given tha nature of praying inside it is maybe the best. The view from this hight down to the city was great!

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Very interesting church close to town centre. The organ is amazing (both to see and to listen to). Cannot spend a long time but worth 15 - 30 minute visit. Check opening times before going.

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