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Senate Square (Senaatintori)

Aleksanterinkatu/Hallituskatu, Helsinki, Finland (Vironniemi)
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Ranked #13 of 148 Attractions in Helsinki
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Chicago, Illinois
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The reason to go to the Square is to see the Cathedral above. The Square itself isn't all that much.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Everything is perfect! Nice architecture, a lot of friendly people, not far from the Helsinki seaport with ity's fresh-fried fish and seafood on the embarkment.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Every time I passed by the Senate Square, I noticed groups of young students making a statement: not sure what the statement exactly was though :)

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New York City, New York
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21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Perhaps the best thing about this square is the possibility to take very good pictures of the white Cathedral sitting over it.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Senate Square is the one stunning, wide, beautiful but not bombastic at all! Classic buildings surrounding the square give it the sense of style and dignity. The statue to the Alexander II in the center and the view of the Lutheran Cathedral are only two of square's decorations. But these two do the job perfect giving the square the magnificent... More

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Levice, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

From this place is most of all attraction really close. Also many buses stay here. Dont forget your camera.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Must see place when visiting Helsinki. The square is surrounded by some of the nicest & most important buildings in Helsinki. This is an ideal place to stop and sit on the steps of the cathedral and relax for a minute.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

One of the places that you must put in the list to visit. It is near the market Square and the Cathedral. The spquare is full of people from every where and surrond with differents buildings of the Government with a beautiful architecture.

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Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

clean ,the white church was very good for taking photos ,regret could not go on top as there was no lift available. very clean place,lot of activity and people .i think it was the place where we purchased our tickets for the hop on bus.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you want to find someone, Helsinki's Senate Square is the place to come! It seems everyone passes through the square on their way to or from anywhere else. It is a pretty setting with interesting buildings surrounding it. Read up before you go!

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