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“Nice square” 4 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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Oslo, Norway
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“Nice square”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Last time I was there were some repair work going on in the streets. The square is nicest in the summer when it is possible to sit on the stairs that leads up to the white Cathedral. Nice buildings surround the square including the Cathedral at the top. To the left hand side (when having the harbour at your back) the building is housing the University's Art Historical library, some parts of this library has old and nice interiors. The tourist shops at the lower street are ok as they don’t contain so much plastic as many other tourist shops around the world.

Visited February 2013
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“The inner part of Helsinki”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Go to Senate Square and stand in front of its impressive church which dominates the city center. Inside the church, the ornament is delicate and colored in white and gold.
The pristine white painting of the building is best revealed in a sunny morning light.

In my opinion, this building is the hallmark of Helsinki. You can't go there without seeing it !!
Mark this place in bold type on your must-see list !!
Enjoy,

Visited March 2013
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Coffs Harbour
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“Christmas markets in Senate Square”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We were lucky to see Senate Square covered in snow in December when the Christmas Markets were on. While not the huge production that German Christmas markets are, the Helsinki market is full of local produce & real crafts, being sold by the people who have created them.

Visited December 2012
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“the landmark of Helsinki”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Actually it's just a square but I like it very much. It's a nice place to hang out.
located near the harbor and within walking distance to other attractions.

Visited October 2012
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“Beautifull Helsinki”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This is the centre of Helsinki and it is very beautifull and impressive with the big white church. Harmoncal architecture and the nice central market place just aroung the corner. Can't visit Helsinki without seeing this!

Visited February 2013
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