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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Helsinki Cathedral Reviews
Significant historical site of the cathedral, not just from a religious viewpoint but also political and in the development of Finland by Tsar Alexander 2. Top tip..By the statue in front of the... more »
Sober design and an impressive organ best describe the Helskinki Cathedral. It is definitely worth the few steps up. more »
Very beautiful church in Helsinki. It’s very quiet in spite of this being a tourist attraction. You can sit and reflect in peace at this place. Impressive church. Very different to other cathedral in Europe.
What a beautiful church! It's very regal, and inside it is very imposing and an extremely worthy place of worship. There's a relatively high chance that someone will be playing on the incredible organ while you're in there, and it's very fun to hear.
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