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“classic elegance and peaceful” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Helsinki Cathedral

Helsinki Cathedral
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Private 3-Hour Helsinki Walking Tour
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“classic elegance and peaceful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

it stands so majestically above the square but inside it is Lutheran - understated and barely adorned. But so plainly lovely and yes quiey.

Visited November 2013
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“Beautiful white Cathedral”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Have a peaceful moment and step inside this beautiful quiet cathedral and let its vibes
surround you. Memorable moment, indeed!

Maria

Visited August 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Helsinki Cathedral”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

The beautiful and historically significant Helsinki Cathedral is an Evangelic Lutheran church, and for many it is the symbol of Helsinki.
designed by architect Carl Ludwig Engel in the 19th century,The cathedral was completed in 1852.

Visited September 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Rainy Day List !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Tremendous architecture, wonderful Art Deco embellishments. Otherwise a bit ( forgive me ? ) Lutheran boring. THe view from the steps is fabulous and IF you get the chance to visit the chapel to the right of the steps ( as seen from the bottom ) it's one fo the most beautiful churches I have seen in my life. Light, airy and fabulous ... but NOT for those who find stairs a bit difficult !

Visited June 2013
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“Impressive Landmark On Outside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Towering over Senate Square and able to be seen from about anywhere in Helsinki, the Lutheran Cathedral's exterior is an architectural wonder that is impressive from any distance.

Stepping inside I am a little less impressed with the almost very plain interior except for lots of cool arches and a monstrous pipe organ.

Above me someone is tickling the keys but it turns out to just be a teaser of the potential ear pleasing, hair raising music that can be generated from such a masterpiece.

A trip to Senate Square and Lutheran Cathedral is definitely worthwhile. May be you will get lucky enough to hear Handel's Messiah being performed.

Visited November 2013
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