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We met our tour leader here with ease at the foot of the steps, a large open square which when we were was just starting an anniversary celebration of the Finnish army, with the square full of military vehicles and equipment. Other than the large...More

Thank Steviefull
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Helsinki for a day tour with a cruise. This Senate Square was the first stop in the tour. We had some explanations from our tour guide about the history of the city and this place, which concentrate the Helsinki Cathedral, Helsinki University and...More

Thank Yoel S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whether it’s for the history or the architecture or simply to be where lots of other people are this place has it . Great for photos . Plenty of coffee places nearby .

Thank truth
Reviewed 2 days ago

Need to climb all those steps, or go around the side, to get a better view of the area. Statue in middle not bad.

Thank D38lawn
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is the most iconic building in Helsinki and totally worth it to visit. Very wide area and nice building around it.

Thank Vaheed S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a large open-air square. Although big, Most sightseers are more interested in the significant buildings fronting on it, such as Lelsinki Cathedral, The Senate building (i.e.. Palace of the Council of State, ), the City’s main library, the main building of Helsinki University,...More

Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 3 days ago

The cathedral steals the show. White marble, green and gold stars decorate the church. It's impressive. Chose your time to avoid the tour guides, street sellers and coaches. A sunny day will help to backdrop the architecture too. This is a clean silhouette above many...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is impressive to see the cathedral against the impressive backdrop which is the northern sky. It's nice in the evening during sunset to enjoy the light at its best. Inside the cathedral is quite big but minimalist with no decorations. It's a potty it...More

Thank Andrei M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Senate Square includes a large open plaza with historic statues and a large white church. There were many street entertainers in the Square dressed in traditional Finnish clothing and playing all manners of musical instruments. A great meeting place for groups of travelers as...More

Thank SAinPA
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Senate Square is an enormous space not far from the harbor. It is dominated by the Helsinki Cathedral and has architecturally similar buildings flanking the sides. When we were there they were setting up for a concert as part of a national holiday. There...More

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March 18, 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
March 18, 2018|
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Response from Dohn T | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It’s right on the port