"Just" your regular church, it was pretty, but nothing spectacular.. But if you are nearby might as well visit :)
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You cannot go to Helsinki without visiting this monumental cathedral next to Senate Square. This is basically the Eiffel tower of Helsinki (so to speak) & it is more magnificent than you could ever imagine. Unfortunately countress tourist groups at all times inside the cathedral...More
The dome of Helsinki is inspired from Russian architecture, planned and created by German architects, for the evangelican-lutheran people of the Helsinki area. It is beautiful from the outside, puristic inside. The iconic white walls shine in the sun over the city of Helsinki.
My family went to a boys choir concert in this cathedral and it was stunning. The cathedral is beautifully lit up at night and is a great place to visit. But if you have a chance go to a concert in this building.
Magnificently placed on high in the grand Senate Square it has a great facade of columns, domes and statuary. It was interesting to learn that it was originally known as St Nicholas's Church in honour of Czar Nicholas I, until Finnish independence in 1917. In...More
It really has all the bells and whistles for a fine cathedral circa 1850's but this Lutheran church retains its protest-ant (hyphen is intended) inclination against that which it is protesting. Time only allowed for us to do a walk-around and it impressed us greatly....More
The view from the street is impressive. If you want to walk the stairs up "cardiac hill" like we did, you get an interesting view. If you are in a rush or have a weak heart, just look at it from the street!