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Senate Square (Senaatintori)

Aleksanterinkatu/Hallituskatu, Helsinki, Finland (Vironniemi)
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Ranked #13 of 147 attractions in Helsinki
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Like the architecture and the colours of the buildings. A very gracious place. Close to the harbour and market areas.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were in town on a nice sunny day and we enjoyed our break on these steps. It is also a stop on the hop on hop off tour.

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Sao Paulo, SP
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Nice place to visit. In the center of the square there is a monument of Emperor of Russia Alexander II (1855 -1881). The Cathedral is beautiful from outside. Inside is simple, but it worth the visit inside since it is free. Around 50 steps up to reach the Cathedral.

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Sydney, Australia
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202 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The area is pretty awesome. It's a large square, the Lutheran Church looms over sitting atop a large set of stairs. In the middle is a large intricate sculpture feature and surrounding the rest of the square are typical Helsinki buildings of the old quarter except on one side the building has columns like some government building. When you get... More

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Helsinki, Finland
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Senate Square is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Helsinki - for a reason. The location for Tuomiokirkko, one of the most beautiful churches I've seen, could not be better. Stop by and admire the view, but do avoid the over priced cafés and tourist shops in the area.

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Canberra, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Spectacular spot to view the square, especially as it was Gay Pride day when we were in town. A bit of construction work going on around the back at the time but that was not a problem.

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dar es salaam
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

place is interesting as it has history behind it, and has some important stand in the city's structure, but apart from the photo taking opportunity, i see this as a stop to some more interesting place. a meeting place. a "breather" stop/break.(can be crowded)

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

Beautiful area to check out! Has a beautiful church in the centre. A lot of places to eat and drink. Def a place to take pictures!

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Lots of things going on. Ideal meeting place and near to hop on hop off bus. Very central to shops, restaurants and museums.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great for taking photographs on a sunny day without fear of being run over. Interesting styles of architecture but in truth the beautiful cathedral dominates the view. Fairly good for wheelchairs tho' surface of square uneven. Situated in a very pleasant area with interesting local craft and gift shops. The Market Square is very close by and is an excellent... More

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