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“Stunning buildings” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Senate Square (Senaatintori)

Senate Square (Senaatintori)
Aleksanterinkatu/Hallituskatu, Helsinki, Finland (Vironniemi)
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Ranked #12 of 130 Attractions in Helsinki
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Durban, South Africa
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“Stunning buildings”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Wonderful buildings and if you are lucky a very good busking Opera singer - but the square is often filled with masses of tourist coaches which rather ruin the photography.

Visited July 2013
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“Our tram stopped here - so useful - but nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The fact that many people rave about the views and church may be more a reflection of the lack of churches and landmarks in Helsinki. If you compare Helsinki to other Baltic or European capitals there is really no medieval or old town. Helsinki has many things going for it. It has a nice waterfront to bicycle. It has some interesting museums. You can purchase a nice smoked salmon at the market. But the Senate Square is only average (and probably below average mathematically) when compared to other squares in European cities.

Visited July 2013
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“Makes a nice picture”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Senate Square is easy to spot sitting high on a hill. It makes a nice picture and is one of the most outstanding sights in Helsinki. You can get some nice pictures without even going to the square.

Visited May 2013
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“Very Impressive building and square”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This was a very nice site to see. It is simple but yet spectacular at the same time. The square offers small shops and bars. You should stop to take this in if in Helsinski.

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“A not to be missed WOW sight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Senate Square and the wonderful Cathedral with the massive steps leading up to the Cathedral is a not to be missed sight in Helsinki. There is no charge to go inside, which is very nice. If you are in the market area wander along down the side street in to the lovely impressive square. We did the hop on hop off Red bus from the Cruise ship which dropped us here. The bus stops right outside the Cathedral.

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