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Lutheran Cathedral

Unionsgatan 29, Helsinki, Finland (Vironniemi)
+358 9 23406120
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Ranked #10 of 147 attractions in Helsinki
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Well ... I know it's such a touristy attraction, I know. It's filled with tourists for the whole day, I know. But how can you pass this one though? I certainly can't! I hung out for a while in the front square since it was a lovely place! This is absolutely a magic place for those who love taking photos.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral is a beautiful building. It's stark white and the way it's designed it looms over you stating it presence. The inside oddly feels smaller than the outside projection and it is a typical Lutheran design, so there is nothing ostentatious or intricate but it is sleek with an almost modern design sense. All the tour buses stop here... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The cathedral has perfect location and is wonderful from outside. Inside is rater simple but stil impressive. When visiting don't miss the lift at the end of the church and take it down to the crypt. First, it is very nice unusual exhibition area, and second, there is a small selfservice cafw with the best prices in Helsinki. I enjoyed... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Whilst the Helsinki Cathedral is beautiful, the area around is full of thugs and fake policemen. Do not talk to strangers and refrain from obliging people by agreeing to take their photo with their camera. Always keep the local police phone numbers handy on your mobile phone.

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Beijing, China
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a beautiful church and has a great view of the city! Def worth checking out, however I found it a little disrespectful that there was a cafe in it.

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Washington, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The cathedral is quite lovely. Awesome from any angle for a great picture. The hugeness will amaze you. Has quite a spacious square. Inside, so many beautiful pictures to take.

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Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The perfect postcard from Helsinki. Take as many pictures as you can! A huge cathedral, with its majesty it will conquer your soul!

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Beau Bassin - Rose Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It's one of the most visited attraction in Helsinki.Nobody can miss it.A must see.Too beautiful from outside.Did not go inside.The square is spacious like St Peter in Vatican.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Cathedral is quite lovely but closed on Mondays as were many museums and places of interest. This Cathedral convenient to get to and beautifully set off from its surroundings by its colors and position atop a hill. It is beautifully decorated inside in an unusually elaborate style for those of the Lutheran faith. Catholic churches are often much more... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This white church towers over Senate Square. Many people congregate on this square to get the whole picture of this church with its colorful green gilded copper domes, the neoclassical columns, and the statuary contrasted against the sparkling white building. Placed high up on the square, I climbed up many steps to reach the entrance. It is, of course, on... More

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