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Cathedral of St Henry, Helsinki

#18 of 32 in Historic Sites in Helsinki
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
St. Henry's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Helsinki, Finland, dedicated to Henry, Bishop of Uppsala.
It was constructed between 1858–1860, primarily to serve Russian Catholics in the army, as well as Catholic merchants. Although it was finished in 1860, it was not consecrated until 1904. It became the Cathedral Church of Helsinki in 1955. The architecture of the church is Gothic Revival with statues of Saint Henry, Saint Peter and Saint Paul decorating the exterior.
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  • This church in Kaivopuisto is the seat of the Catholic Bishop of Helsinki. The church was completed in 1860 when Finland was a Grand Duchy of Imperial Russia. It is one of the oldest neo-Gothic...  more »
  • We attended Mass here at 6pm on a Saturday evening. The #2 tram in back of our hotel, ( The Helka), stops at the Olympic Marina and you only have to walk about 3 minutes up the hill to St. Henrys...  more »
  • It's a catholic church just by the center of the city. I was on a english sunday mass and where I found the meaning of the word catholic = universal. There was people of many different origins but with the same Christian spirit.
  • Thankfully, the Roman Catholic faith is once again legal in Finland and can be practied.

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