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Senate Square (Senaatintori)

Aleksanterinkatu/Hallituskatu, Helsinki, Finland (Vironniemi)
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Ranked #12 of 134 attractions in Helsinki
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Helsinki, Finland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Very nice atmosphere being surrounding by old buildings. A lot of nice buildings, stores and cafes/restaurants nearby. The best thing to do in summer time is buy Finnish strawberries and peas from the open market (near the square) and sit on the stairs of the church to eat those.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's not like the most breath taking place to visit in Helsinki, but the square is surrounded by many neoclassical buildings, designed by a famous architect Carl Ludvig Engel. Most famous of these is the main Lutheran Cathedral,which is simple and stylish.

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Helsinki, Finland
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144 reviews 144 reviews
35 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This place is one of the most famous for tourists in Helsinki. There are also near the market square and the orthodox church only a few minutes walk from this square.

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midlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Nice little area outside the cathedral. The cathedral itself was underwhelming when inside. You can make this part of your walking tour of Helsinki!

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

lovely walk around here and not far from the harbour - take some nice photos - easily reached from the train station

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Nice place for photo taking. U see the place, you know you are in Finland. climb up the stairs to get nice scenery. Managed to get in the church feel quite amazing.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

very picturesque if interesested in photograhy can get there by by tram but you only need a few minutes to appreciate this square

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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84 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

An impressive square with the imposing cathedral as its centre point. The statue of Alexander II is a prominent feature and on one side can be found a range of cafes and restaurants. This feature of Helsinki is probably the most impressive and a short stay in this capital city ought to take in a visit to the square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is also a place to see in Helsinki. The building is great looking when the sun is about to set. Nice cafeteria nearby

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Helsinki Finland
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

One of the highlights for tourists in Helsinki - but really, it is a boring plaza with definitely no people, its windy and the houses around are standard. One statue, one church which is quite ok.

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