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The Senate Building (Valtioneuvoston Linna)

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Address: Snellmaninkatu 1, Helsinki 00170, Finland

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Beautiful building

In Senate square, this beautiful building is a nice sight to view. You can't miss it. Great architecture and it's maintained well.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 August 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

In Senate square, this beautiful building is a nice sight to view. You can't miss it. Great architecture and it's maintained well.

Thank Bernardo F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This building is of an elegant style that is common in the early 19th century. It overlooks the squre named after it. You will see the building when you come to visit the Helsinki cathedral and square. The hop on hop off buse stop is right there

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Two of the buildings are on opposite sides of Senate Square. They frame the square beautifully and add interest to the large square. Our tour guide told us they were designed by Carl Engel in the 1800's. Don't go out of your way to see the buildings as they can be seen when you visit Senate Square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

The whole area is full of places worth seeing. This building symbolizes the democracy of this young country as well as its history under great powers. The senate square itself is a major place, the cathedral on the left, the architecture of the buildings on the left etc...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

It was an awesome square. Getting a good view of the cathedral. A good place to take photos. A good place to go while in Helsinki

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Did not have time to go in or around building, but our guide gave us great cultural/historical info. Love the architecture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

The Senate Building is one of the set of three official buildings laid out by Carl Ludvig Engel in the 1820's. Collectively this set of neo classical buildings frame Senate Square which is Helsinki's prime location for outdoor concerts and events. During Summer you will often find a stage set up in front of these opulent buildings. Unfortunately there is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Absolutely freezing and felt like a crazy idea to spend New Years Eve here with a 5 year old but with lots of warm drinks and a spectacular firework display it was well worth it.

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