The Senate Square (Finnish: Senaatintori, Swedish: Senatstorget) presents Carl Ludvig Engel's architecture as a unique allegory of political, religious, scientific and commercial powers in the centre of Helsinki, Finland.
Senate Square and its surroundings make up the oldest part of central Helsinki. Landmarks and famous buildings surrounding the square are the Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, main building of the University of Helsinki and the Sederholm House, the oldest building of central Helsinki dating from 1757.
Mikko Tyllinen | Jan 13, 2018
Wonderful and beautiful place, right in the heart of Helsinki. The square around with beautiful historical building where you can find small shops and restaurants. Also the Helsinki Cathedral and statue of Alexander II. Today, the Senate Square is one of the main tourist attraction of Helsinki. Various art happening has been set up on the Senate Square.
Eero Vanha-Perttula | Jan 28, 2018
Area is really nice looking and one of the places you have to see when you visit Helsinki. Good restaurants in close proximity. The restaurants can be pretty expensive tho so be prepared!
Lucas Pardo | Dec 28, 2017
My wife and I were here for Easter and got to watch the Via Crucis (way of the cross) dramatization. Incredible! The Cathedral has a very impressive organ, beautifully adorned. Easy to get to by tram or short walk fro the central station or even closer to the street market at the harbour. The little church of the Holy Trinity is behind the Cathedral, but it was closed when we were there.
Lauri Vartia | Feb 27, 2018
Some of the most beautiful buildings are on the sides of this square ; most notably obviously the Church tuomiokirkko but also the main building of Helsinki university. You'll get a nice view from the top of the stairs!
Mikko Lehtonen | Jan 23, 2018
The Senate Square and its surroundings make up the oldest part of central Helsinki. Landmarks and famous buildings surrounding the square are the Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, main building of the University of Helsinki, and Sederholm House, the oldest building of central Helsinki.
Umer Adnan | Apr 2, 2018
Beautiful place that is so well maintained and in pristine condition after so many years. The best part is that it is well lit even at night so you can go for a walk around the city and enjoy such sights and beautiful views. There are plenty of cafes and other places to eat and drink in the vicinity for everyone to be able to enjoy their time.
Lian Jye Su | Mar 26, 2018
One of Helsinki's most popular tourist destinations. The market hosts the Santa Market, which offers plenty of shopping and eating options. The Square itself is surrounded with traditional architecture and modern buildings, making it extremely scenic and photogenic.
Andrew Garnham | Mar 12, 2018
I was on a day trip on the ferry to Helsinki from Tallinn. Weather was a bit cold and damp so not the best day for siteseeing, but this was one of the more notably and impressive buildings that I came across. Transport to and from the ferry terminal/ city centre was v.good. Worth a visit possibly in the summer !!
Sasa Tkalcan | May 8, 2018
With summer come the buses and the view disappears! During any other season the square is lovely place but not during late spring and summer!
Nafisa Afsana Taskia | Apr 16, 2018
Must visit place in Helsinki. Both symbolic and historic. The square is always teeming with tourists. It has a festive atmosphere
Samuli Rantanen | Apr 15, 2018
Most impressive and beautiful square in Nordic countries. The stairs up to the dome are a popular place to sit and enjoy the day.
esa aho | Jun 2, 2018
Crowdy and touristic. Nothing even remotely resembling a Finnish market square. But something interesting often attached to the piers. Anyway worth visiting.
Jenneline Bulatao | Jun 10, 2018
place it in your bucket list of "where to go?" it is worth it to see this place. plus its easily accessible even by walking from city center. swear, i just did it today ❤️
heikki ylinen | Jun 12, 2018
A "must" to see when visiting Helsinki. Beautiful square with the church! Also nice shops around the area, selling Finnish products
Marten Gallagher | Jun 1, 2018
Great open space in Helsinki. A good market with hot food. Nice cosy cabins to sit in to drink and eat. Toilets and an alcohol free area.
Ruvimbo Natalie Mavhiki - Hodzi | Jun 24, 2018
Helsinki's attraction. Good place to bask in the sun in summer and watch people. Nice views for pictures. Close to main attractions. The big white church is beautiful
Ak Dintravel | Jun 26, 2018
One of the central places in Helsinki or maybe it is the most central place in the Finnish capital city Helsinki. All around the Senate Square are located the "head quqrters" of all the powers in the country. The Square is dominated by the White Church which symbolizes the dominant Lutherian religion in the country. To the south part of the Square is located the Finnish Government's Palace, the headquarter of the political power. To the west lays the City Hall, the centre of the local municipal power and the domicile of Helsinki's own city government an council. Opposite to the government palace on the north part of the Square is the Helsinki University, source of the scientific power. And in the middle of the Square figures the statue of the emperor Alexander II to remember us that Finland was once under the Russian Empire before it gained its independence 100 years ago in 1917.
BTS_ Enthusiast | Jul 12, 2018
So beautiful and worth while. Just amazing architecture of the churches/cathedrals and the beauty of thw buildings around is so eye opening.
Abhaya Pani | Jun 30, 2018
Perfect time to spend a small time with friends. It's always worth visiting.
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