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Senate Square, Helsinki

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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 .
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  • The square is beautiful, especially impressive cathedral, but does not leave the feeling that you are not in Helsinki, and in St. Petersburg. The influence of the Russian Empire on the architecture of this place is very much felt.
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  • In a rainy day as are in November, I didn`t enjoy walking in the cold rain to see a square, even it is Senate Square. Maybe in summer time will be better.  more »
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  • One of my very favourite churches in Finland. It's light and peaceful yet so grand. Sometimes when I feel like escaping the city fuzz, I go inside, sit down and just breathe. Crazy beautiful spot in the middle of the city of Helsinki. Highly recommend.
  • Senate Square at Helsinki is almost like the city center. The whole city almost converge into Senate Square. The most amazing place. Historic, bubbling with high energy. Great people very helpful and friendly.
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