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“stunning granduer”
Review of Senate Square

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“stunning granduer”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

I think the fact that this square was so quiet every time i passed or visited it just made it seem larger and more grand. It is very impressive and beautiful architecture from all sides.

Visited November 2013
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“Senate Square is where we kept coming back to!”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

We spent 3 nights in Helsinki in September and kept coming back to Senate Square. We had a Helsinki pass and walked a lot and always came by the Square on our daily excursions. The focal point of the square is the lovely statue of Emperor Alexander II. The Square is surrounded by beautiful buildings including the Helsinki Cathedral. It is well worth a visit to the square and the surrounding area. The recommended time in the area includes visits to the Cathedral and shops.

Visited September 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Senate Square”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

The Senate Square and its surroundings form a unique and cohesive example of Neoclassical architecture. The square is dominated by four buildings designed by Carl Ludvig Engel between 1822 and 1852: Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, the main building of the University of Helsinki and the National Library of Finland. Helsinki Cathedral is arguably Finland's most famous and photographed building.

Visited December 2012
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“Sunny Day List !”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

FABULOUS architecture ! If you want to see ... THE ... Classic Empire square that remains in the whole of Europe ... COME HERE ! It's breathtaking. I bring guests here just to see what Engels ( the architect Engels, not the other one ! ) was capable of. The Czar gave him a Clean Slate ... and Senate Square is the result. If you're an architecture fan ... Come and drool at this magnificent square ( and go & look @ the individual buildings as well ! )

Visited June 2013
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“Awesome And Wide Open Public Square”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

One of the more impressive sites in Helsinki is Senate Square. Surrounded by colorful buildings and tram lines passing by this is a popular site in the city and a must see.

The most popular building here is the towering Senate Square Cathedral that merit a climb up a few sets of steep stairs to visit.

Visited November 2013
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