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Senate Square

Aleksanterinkatu/Hallituskatu, Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 31013300
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Aleksanterinkatu/Hallituskatu, Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 31013300
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We began our tour here surrounded by impressive buildings and enjoying some local vodka. We were there in the early evening so it was mostly deserted. It's a nice place to rest and admire the historical buildings surrounding the square.

Thank clairmontjeff
Reviewed 5 days ago

There was nothing happening while our visit. Only busses picking up and leaving people. And buildings around. Well, if thats enough for you...

Thank ottopoika
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice views from the top of the stairs. Great place to hang on steps while regrouping for more touring around.

Thank Roberto L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The square is always busy with tourists; they come to see the Cathedral and the view from the steps. During the Christmas period, they hold a market and at other times of the year they hold different events and happenings.

Thank gordonilla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not great, but still a place/square with an interesting architecture - especially the cathedral in the centre. The square itself seems to be a bit sad, abandoned during the day and even more during evenings. Not very charming, still worth a visit.

Thank Adrian K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large square with a good view of the area. Many tourists in the area and be sure to go inside the Church to enjoy its simplicity as a house of worship.

Thank SoonerSailor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were told that the statue of Alexander II in the middle of the square is the only standing statue of a Czar left in the world, standing. Maybe that is why loads of tourists always take photos with it. In festivals sometimes you can...More

Thank BongPaju
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Senate Square is pretty much the center point of Helsinki's major sights. If you are coming from Stockholm by the cruise ship, you will pass the square towards the city. The famous Helsinki Cathedral is right by the square with the statue of Tsar Alexander...More

Thank calvin722
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The buildings that surround the square are very fine neo-classical buildings. The Lutheran Cathedral is imposing. But overall it’s just ok. The lack of trees make this place very austere and not a place one wants to hang out in.

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sederholm House is the oldest stone house in the city, dating from the mid 1700s, and was the home of the wealthiest merchant, after whom the house is called. Today it is the home of the very good City Museum. It is only one of...More

Thank permia
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