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Reviewed yesterday

The is the main square in Helsinki and also the place were visiting dignitaries come to meet their counterparts. Must-See are of Helsinki.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Glen U
Reviewed 1 week ago

Senate Square, the oldest part of Helsinki, surrounded by neoclassical buildings. At the northern end of the square, stands the impressive Cathedral.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the place in the morning during our city tour of Helsinki. It's one of the main areas of Helsinki, comprising of Senate building, University building and the busy business area. The statue there depicts the Finnish values. When we visited it was all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SatishP474
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you walk a block in from the harbour this place open up right in front of you. It's spacious, grand and definitelt worth a visit. It is also the entry point to access the steps up to the cathedral. I can imagine this place...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LilMsTravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk from the Esplanade was short and we walked up the stairs of the cathedral to be pleasantly surprised at the simplicity but reverence in the cathedral. Great views could be had from the top. and children were using the snow covered steps as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luckuly we have a masterpiece of churches in Helsinki. As the whole area around there. Historical places, but not like hundreds of years! When I was standing on the top of the stairs with my friend before the wedding, I felt like like a queen....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see location in Helsinki. Breathtaking and beautiful. Put it on your list for a great stop on your trip.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Christa A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Christmas market in Senate Square has live music, hot drinks, lots of vendors and even a sauna. There is lots to see and there are great shops surrounding the square.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank D_Willy_S
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

The historical heart of the city, impressive square and buildings, some expensive craft shops and cafes and the start / end to most people’s visit to the city

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank I1507BEmarks
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

The ferries, University, Suomennlina and Vallisaari ports and everything important- you need to visit here for that. In Winter and during Christmas it looks absolutely beautiful. The market is nearby and this is the place to be in.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Allan M | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I wasn't there at New Year's Eve but I thinks its as good of a place as anywhere!
18 March 2018|
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Response from 63traveler_2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can walk straight off the cruise piers and reach the Senate Square in 5 - 7 minutes. A map of Helsinki Quays: portofhelsiki.fi
18 March 2018|
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Response from Dohn T | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It’s right on the port