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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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  • I thought it was very good because it has become the hot POON hop Helsinki City Center, this square can easily take tram in Plaza.
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  • A not very wide square opposite the Cathedral surrounded by striking buildings and by the sector of the Cathedral with some steps which climb towards this. Place to meet but nothing in particular.
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  • Helsinki's attraction. Good place to bask in the sun in summer and watch people. Nice views for pictures. Close to main attractions. The big white church is beautiful
  • Crowdy and touristic. Nothing even remotely resembling a Finnish market square. But something interesting often attached to the piers. Anyway worth visiting.
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