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“A very grand Cathedral above the square”
Review of Helsinki Cathedral

Helsinki Cathedral
Ranked #21 of 269 things to do in Helsinki
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

A short climb up from the square, Helsinki Cathedral is very grand and quite imposing. Inside is possibly not as grandiose as you may expect, but architecturally it's a wonderfully designed building in a good location. I actually prefer this to the city's other Cathedral - but visit both and decide for yourself!

Thank steve_vstheworld
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

The actual first visit was in 3/1984. Marriage in May.

It was our home church at the time of the ceremony. As a young boy I had decided, if I ever marry someone, the wedding should take place in this cathedral. My wife had already, before meeting me, decided not to marry anyone. Before mentioned took place in late seventies.

After all years, I recommend to visit.

We are still married.

Thank JoniN131
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Tram stops in front of Cathedral, you honestly can't miss it! There a re a few steps to climb but worth the exercise especially in winter as it is a mini warming up activity. The view is worth the climb as you see parts of the city although is is obstructed by some buildings. Inside it is very simple, ornate decorations are kept to a minimum but it is a place to meditate and keep quiet. Night time is less visited but still effective!

Thank Yasmin G
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

The structure is so imposing from outside but so plain from inside. It underwhelms you. However, the location is great. Sit on the steps of the church and take in the view. You can also enjoy the Christmas Market in the senate square below.

Thank TheGreatestNomad
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

The Cathedral in Helsinki is a must to visit, while you are in town. It is situated on top of a lot of stairs, but you can also enter it from the back, where you have less steps to climb, if that is easier for you. It is a lot more modest than the Uspenski Cathedral, but nevertheless it is beautiful and a free attraction to visit.

Thank SoBe8889
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