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“beautiful cathedral”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Helsinki Cathedral

Helsinki Cathedral
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Helsinki City Walk with Fascinating Tunes from Finland
Ranked #7 of 278 things to do in Helsinki
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
“beautiful cathedral”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

great area with loads of tourists, was on a short visit didn't get a chance to go in however was more than satisfied just by viewing from outside!

Visited July 2012
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Ypsilanti, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“HUGE!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

There are just as many steps as the pictures show!! This is a gorgeous place right in the middle of Senate Square!!

Visited September 2012
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South of England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Worth a short visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

It was worth a detour to see this cathedral and compare it with the Uspenski Cathedral nearby.
We preferred this one, found the visitor experience better, and it offered more to see. Allow 20 minutes for a visit if near the port.

Visited September 2012
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

This church was absolutely stunning inside. In a previous review I said that after a long day of sightseeing we ended it with visiting this church and watched the sunset over the church...truly amazing!!

Visited August 2012
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Firenze, Toscana, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“The emblem of the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

The austere Lutheran cathedral dominates the city and can be seen from a long distance because it is built of on elevated ground, so its base is almost level with the rooftops of the buildings in front (the city hall, the residence of the prime minister, and other stately buildings). Its pale green domes together with the white walls convey a sense of peaceful power, of a benign presence over the town.

From its height it dominates the large square and the long flight of steps leading to the church is always enlivened by residents and tourists alike who love to linger and stare at the city below.

As becomes the Lutheran style, the inside is very sober, without any paintings or religious effigies, just the altar and the Cross. Nevertheless it radiates a sense of holiness and it is an ideal place to stop and meditate or, for the believer, to concentrate on prayer.

Visited September 2012
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