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Aleksanterinkatu/Hallituskatu, Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed today via mobile

Whether it’s for the history or the architecture or simply to be where lots of other people are this place has it . Great for photos . Plenty of coffee places nearby .

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Reviewed yesterday

Need to climb all those steps, or go around the side, to get a better view of the area. Statue in middle not bad.

Thank D38lawn
Reviewed yesterday

It is the most iconic building in Helsinki and totally worth it to visit. Very wide area and nice building around it.

Thank Vaheed S
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Andrei M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Thank SAinPA
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don’t know if anybody would visit just the square and not visiting the cathedral. But the square is big.

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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March 18, 2018|
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Response from 63traveler_2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can walk straight off the cruise piers and reach the Senate Square in 5 - 7 minutes. A map of Helsinki Quays: portofhelsiki.fi
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Response from Dohn T | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It’s right on the port