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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This is a Lutheran cathedral, beautiful in its austerity and simplicity. Located right on Senate Square, it's a spiritual and peaceful stop to refresh the feet and soul when sightseeing. One must... more »
Located in central Helsinki, this beautiful cathedral is located on Senate Square which is surrounded by neo-classical architecture. Fronted by the statue of Alexander II, the big square was not... 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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