The Helsinki Cathedral, Government Palace, National Library of Finland, and main University of Helsinki building surround Senate Square and make up a collective vision of neoclassical design. This historical square boasts the architectural influence of Carl Ludvig Engel and is home to the oldest building in the city center, Sederholm House, built in 1757. Stroll the square to view these stately structures, stopping to take a seat on the cathedral's stairs and to examine the statue of Alexander II, a monument of Russian expansionism in Finland. The square hosts many events, including concerts and art exhibits. See Senate Square and all Helsinki has to offer by arranging your trip with our Helsinki travel route builder tool.
Senate Square reviews
A really pretty square to visit at any time of the day! 😍 Some fab eateries in the area! Took a lot of great photos here! 📷🥰 more »
We visited Helsinki during Covid-19 restrictions and, looking at the photos posted on TripAdvisor, we experienced a very pared down and quiet Senate Square - no pop up eateries, no cafe society, no... more »
A super beautiful tourist place if you don't know this place you know nothing at all in Finland
Really impressive. Odd atmosphere but not unpleasant
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