Helsinki CathedralCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Unionsgatan 29, 00170 Helsingfors, Finland, Helsinki
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 358-923406120
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral
Helsinki Cathedral - Review
The Lutheran Cathedral or the Helsinki Cathedral, which is known as the Tuomiokirkko in Finnish, is the perfect amalgamation of simplicity and elegance. The grand church with its somber white exteriors and neo-classical domes is certainly a very interesting to see.
Completed in 1852, the church stands tall in the center of the city of Helsinki. The altar and the various decorations in the interior of the church too aren’t extravagant but are nevertheless stunning. A visit to the church is a serene and wonderful experience.
There are a number of stone steps that lead up to the majestic cathedral where you can just sit and watch the sunset or feed the pigeons. This site is certainly a must visit for the culture-seeker and the spiritual traveler. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Helsinki itinerary 2 days.
Helsinki Cathedral Information
- As it is a church you are advised to be dressed appropriately for one.
- During the church services entry for tourists is closed for a brief period of time so you might have to wait.
Helsinki Cathedral Hours
- Open till 12:00am in summer.
How To reach Helsinki Cathedral by Public Transport
- Senatinori (Senate Square)
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Things to Know Before Visiting Helsinki Cathedral
95% of people who visit Helsinki include Helsinki Cathedral in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
49.56% of people start their Helsinki Cathedral visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Helsinki Cathedral
84.02% of people prefer walking in order to reach Helsinki Cathedral
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Helsinki Cathedral, Helsinki Reviews
The Cathedral rising on the northern side of the Senate Square is the stage of national and academic festive services and one of the most popular tourist sights. The church is part of Helsinki"s Empire era centre and a landmark for those arriving by sea. It has become the symbol of the whole of Helsinki. Earlier called St. Nicholas Church and Great Cathedral, the current main church of the Helsinki Diocese was completed in 1852. The Kazan Cathedral located in St. Petersburg is considered to be the model for the neoclassical style of the church. Sculptures of the twelve apostles guard the city from the roof of the church.
An extremely prominent building in Helsinki, this gorgeous white cathedral is worth visiting both inside and out. It stands proudly at the top of a hill overlooking Senate Square and practically beckoning you to ascend the staircase and enter it. The inside doesn't disappoint either, especially the magnificent pipe organ which I wish we could have heard! Be sure to visit the crypt beneath the cathedral as well.
There are always iconic buildings in every city. Some that live up to their "billing" and dome that disappoint. In the case of the Helsinki Cathedral, it does live up to its billing. For most drama, approach it from Senate Square as it sits on the top of a hill from that viewpoint. (Approaching it from other directions doesn't do it justice). The Cathedral dominates Senate Square and is resplendent in white. It is adorned with monumental steps and flanked by Soviet-era style buildings. Any visit to Helsinki has to include seeing this place. A beautiful iconic building, inside and out. Make sure you look out towards the harbour once you're up at the entrance.
A must visit Helsinki destination, a more traditional church compared to the others you'll visit. The outside is gorgeous, the inside is even more amazing. Check out the golden chandeliers, look up to admire their beauty. The altar is quite impressive, even if understated compared to the ones you'll see in Rome. :)
Inside you can almost feel like there are eyes watching you when standing in certain places. The architecture is well thought out. Unlike some other churches near by this one does not have an entrance fee altho being more prominently displayed. Calm and quiet. Nice to step in if the city noise has been a drag.