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“Spot to touristic picture”
Review of Senate Square

Senate Square
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$74.03*
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Private Guided Helsinki City Tour
Ranked #10 of 283 things to do in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Salvador, BA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Spot to touristic picture”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

It's a large open space surrounded by the buildings as Helsinki cathedral, the Government Palace, the main building of Helsinki University and the National Library. It's the spot to the classical touristic picture of Helsinki.

Visited June 2013
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“Fifth stop on our cruise”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

There was an excellent market here on our stop where we had a lunch of reindeer burgers and whitebait at a reasonable price. We also bought several souveniers from the local stalls.

Visited June 2013
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Meerut, India
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“Best attraction in Helsinki”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

The Senate square is dominated by four buildings, the Helsinki cathedral, the Government Palace, the main building of Helsinki University and the National Library. A very vibrant place, lot of tourist activity, Free admission, very good photograph opportunity.

Visited June 2013
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London England
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“A Great Photo Spot!”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We visited the square many times whilst on a recent Midsummer trip to Helsinki as it was just around the corner from our hostel so it was a pleasant setting for evening walks and also a nice spot to get some lunch and sit out at the top of the steps with the cathedral behind you to enjoy the view of the harbour over the rooftops.

A must visit.

Visited June 2013
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“Iconic photo of Helsinki”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

The square is chock full of iconic photo opportunities, from the whitewashed cathedral, to the government buildings, to the several gift shops, to the imposing statue. PLEASE download on your smartphone the "Helsinki" TripAdvisor walking tour. There are actually four or five, with maps, which you can follow on your phone, with a good description of each area. Your phone does NOT have to be activated for your to follow these guided walks. The app is simply loaded in its "memory" and you won't be charged a dime when you use it. We also downloaded similar TripAdvisor walking tours for Moscow and St Petersburg, but we got the most use out of the Helsinki one. As with most everything in this city, the Senate Square and all the walking tours are easily accessible via the city's tram system. Be SURE to buy the multi-day pass so you can get on and off with ease.

Visited May 2013
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