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Review of Senate Square

Senate Square
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Ranked #26 of 327 things to do in Helsinki
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

We visited the square on a very pleasant, sunny day when there were several activities happening within its confines. Two uniformed bands played for over an hour before a sizable crowd of locals and visitors seated on the church steps and around the statues. It was enjoyable and entertaining. Without this bonus I think that the square could lose some of its attraction, though the Lutheran Church at the top of the steps is a view not to be missed.It's well worth a visit, but much depends on what's going on at the time. .

Thank Fifer_8
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Spacious square just near the Lutheran Cathedral. We enjoyed sitting here near the fountain feeding the birds and looking at the Cathedral. Beyond this there is nothing much around the square.

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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Lovely square, have a coffee and pastry in Cafe Engle. Be in the square any evening at 17.49 and hear the music.

Thank Mpc94
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

The square is the heart of the city. There is not much beyond the square. A few shops with some basic souvenirs. It is worth a stop, but don't plan on spending too much time. I recommend the city tour to get the narrative about this historic district.

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Reviewed 18 October 2013

The main draw for this is that this area serves as the iconic Helsinki skyline (the church perched on steps). It took a few minutes to check it out - that's all. There is great shopping in the area and a bunch of restaurants. I wouldn't plan on being here for longer than a few pictures. Apparently it is popular with the locals as they have festivals and concerts here.

Thank mike100274
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