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Helsinki Cathedral, Helsinki

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A product of Russian expansionism in the region, Helsinki Cathedral was built by architect Carl Ludvig Engel as the pinnacle of the city's Senate Square. The cathedral was constructed between 1830 and 1852 in the neoclassical style as a tribute to Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. After Finland gained independence in 1917, it became a Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral. Take in views of the structure's distinctive green domes and white pillars and walk through the church to appreciate its Greek cross layout. Over 350,000 tourists visit this cathedral every year. Add Helsinki Cathedral to your Helsinki travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Helsinki trip maker.
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  • Well worth a visit if you are in the city. This is a beautiful imposing building , well maintained and impressive views of the city when you climb the stairs to the top. Not lavish inside but well... 
    Well worth a visit if you are in the city. This is a beautiful imposing building , well maintained and impressive views of the city when you climb the stairs to the top. Not lavish inside but well...  more »
  • Imposing building overlooking Helsinki. Probably the most recognisable building in Helsinki sitting high up on a set of steps. Impression building very nice inside and out well worth a visit!! 
    Imposing building overlooking Helsinki. Probably the most recognisable building in Helsinki sitting high up on a set of steps. Impression building very nice inside and out well worth a visit!!  more »
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  • Very impressive cathedral. I was here in March of 2019 and it was really cold, so there was not much going on. I can imagine that the place around the cathedral is very popular in the summer seasons. Hopefully I will make it back here when it is a bit warmer.
  • Helsinki Cathedral (Finnish: Helsingin tuomiokirkko, is the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral of the Diocese of Helsinki, located in the neighborhood of Kruununhaka in the centre of Helsinki, Finland at the Senate Square. Until the independence of Finland in 1917. It is a major landmark of the city,and possibly the most famous structure in Finland as a whole when viewed globally.

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