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Senate Square (Senaatintori)

Aleksanterinkatu/Hallituskatu, Helsinki, Finland (Vironniemi)
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Ranked #13 of 149 Attractions in Helsinki
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Very picturesque and quite overwhelming. On my visit it was buzzing with people I can imagine it is even more lively when there are local events taking place. If you can find a free space on the steps up to the Cathedral, take a seat, relax and look onto the square. Probably calls for a picnic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is the heart of Helsinki. On this Saturday there were a dozen tour buses, several walking tours and a group setting up stages and gates for Helsinki Runs. Still there was room to enjoy the architecture of the surrounding buildings. It is a good meeting place or start/finish to your Helsinki walk.

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Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It is a good place for local event, there were some shows as well and meeting point. It is free to go inside and explore it.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

One of the must see places in Helsinki - which is convenient as it contains another must see place - the Lutheran Cathedral. The square is surrounded by some of the nicest & most important buildings in Helsinki. This is an ideal place to stop and just relax for a minute. Sit on the steps of the cathedral & spend... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

You haven't been to Helsinki if you haven't visited the Senate Square and the Lutheran Cathedral. Landmarks of FInland, these sites are simple amazing to behold, and to just lounge around on a lazy weekend afternoon.

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Sarajevo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Amazing photos can be made. Located in the center, surrounded by the restaurants, bars, shops, malls. Nice buildings, tram stops are near.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Surrounded by gracious buildings in lovely pastel tones, some of which are state ministries or residences. You have a good view to the harbour and also to the cathedrals from here.

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Bron, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

In that quite small capital of Helsinki, the Senate Place brings a good impression of power and space. Sitting on the steps to the cathedral, you can spend good time in watching around. Globally there is really not so much to see in that town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Lovely buildings in a range of colours. Lots of tours, trams and buses stop here. It was very busy. If you don't wish to climb the stairs go around the side where ramps are provided.

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Site of many protests and congregations over the years but a square is a square despite the builings around it. No match for Trafalgar Square for example

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