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“Fun Christmas Market!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Senate Square (Senaatintori)

Senate Square (Senaatintori)
Aleksanterinkatu/Hallituskatu, Helsinki, Finland (Vironniemi)
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Ranked #12 of 129 Attractions in Helsinki
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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“Fun Christmas Market!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

It was very, very cold, but the Christmas Market was in high gear and lots of fun to walk around with all of the booths, the Christmas Tree, snow, and other activities.

Visited December 2012
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“Watch your step”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Great architecture, some reminding one of St Petersburg as the Russian tzar had a hand in building out Helsinki, and dominated by the massive steps leading to the Cathedral. Be really careful in the winter not to break your neck, as I almost slid down the icy steps on a long fall down!

Visited March 2012
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“Wonderful winter market”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

We were lucky enough to visit just before Christmas, and this was a perfect place to buy unique gifts. Great atmosphere and breathtaking church on the square. Must see.

Visited December 2012
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Skala Kallonis, Greece
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“Senate square”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This square is the meeting place of many tour buses, tourist groups, and generally of people getting together in this area. Surrounded by a few expensive tourist shops and stores, the highlight is the Lutheran Cathedral set on top of the square, with many photo opportunities, and the port area just parallel to it with its markets. It is good for a rest around the fountain, but I have to admit it was the middle of summer and didn't see any exhibits or anything else noteworthy-maybe it gets more exciting in the winter- who knows!

Visited July 2012
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“Gorgeous steps and view of the area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

The climb to the top is a must see for tourists! There was a university party being set up for the new incoming freshman class and the square filled up with exhibits! This is a real meeting place for everyone ... Year round!

Visited September 2012
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