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This is a large open-air square. Although big, Most sightseers are more interested in the significant buildings fronting on it, such as Lelsinki Cathedral, The Senate building (i.e.. Palace of the Council of State, ), the City’s main library, the main building of Helsinki University,...More
The cathedral steals the show. White marble, green and gold stars decorate the church. It's impressive. Chose your time to avoid the tour guides, street sellers and coaches. A sunny day will help to backdrop the architecture too. This is a clean silhouette above many...More
It is impressive to see the cathedral against the impressive backdrop which is the northern sky. It's nice in the evening during sunset to enjoy the light at its best. Inside the cathedral is quite big but minimalist with no decorations. It's a potty it...More
The Senate Square includes a large open plaza with historic statues and a large white church.
There were many street entertainers in the Square dressed in traditional Finnish clothing and playing all manners of musical instruments.
A great meeting place for groups of travelers as...More
The Senate Square is an enormous space not far from the harbor. It is dominated by the Helsinki Cathedral and has architecturally similar buildings flanking the sides. When we were there they were setting up for a concert as part of a national holiday. There...More
As part of our Happy Guide Helsinki Bike Tour, we rode to Senate Square and learned about their famous architect, Carl Engel, who designed the beautiful buildings surrounding the square: Helsinki Cathedral, Government palace, the University, and Town Hall. The center of the square has...More