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“Excellent starting point to explore the city of Helsinki”
Review of Senate Square

Senate Square
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Ranked #24 of 269 things to do in Helsinki
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Located at the heart of the tourist attractions of the city, the Senate Square is an excellent starting point for exploring Helsinki, certainly not before taking a couple of pictures in the square.
It is impressive to see the order and cleanliness of the square, crowned by the imposing Lutheran Cathedral.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The Senate Square is the center of Helsinki. It is surrounded by a number of significant buildings, such as the Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace and the main building of the University of Helsinki. Alexander II's statue is located in the heart of the squere. Senate Square and the cathedral is Helsinki's most famous symbol of the city and one of the most popular tourist destinations.
In warm weather the Church Steps are a popular place to sit out. Just next to the Senate Square are also tourists in summer repopulate the Market Square, Esplanade Park and the Cathedral of the Assumption.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is the main square in the city, surrounded by the impressive church, a grand university building and another grand government building. I visited the square several times, and every time it was different. In peak hours, it is packed with tourists, vendors and buses. Later in the day, it is mostly empty, which is great time to take pictures of the buildings, the church and the square. Even during the busy times, pictures should reflect the exciting atmosphere of the place. Just off the square, in the side streets leading to the harbor, there are many food carts and other vendor. Great for shopping and quick bites.

Thank mungo777Omaha
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Start and end your tour of Helsinkii here. There are many great photo opps. The market is just over a block away and is worth checking out.

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Wonderful buildings and if you are lucky a very good busking Opera singer - but the square is often filled with masses of tourist coaches which rather ruin the photography.

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