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Senate Square

Aleksanterinkatu/Hallituskatu, Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 31013300
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Aleksanterinkatu/Hallituskatu, Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I traveled to the Square for the Christmas Market here and this review is based on that on not the landmark itself. Large Christmas Market consisting of rows of “sheds” selling the usual Christmas goods. Sadly this market lacked the vibe of other Xmas Markets...More

Thank EasingtonLad
Reviewed 3 days ago

Senate Square is a rather large open area that sits at the front entrance to the Lutheran Cathedral of Helsinki. The monuments and statues certainly added to the scene here at this square, but I'm sure that this place sees a lot more community involvement...More

Thank ShanOC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely Christmas market,a lots of food stalls,many giving free samples. And even free visits with Santa Claus! Really lovely,and beautifully decorated and a lovely Christmas tree!

Thank Gloriahove12
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice place and provides a great view - the building is more american style but you should see it for sure.

Thank Danut G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just couldn't miss this remarkable site, called Senate Square. The whole place was designed in the Neoclassical architectural style. The large cobblestoned square is surrounded by the four, very important buildings, that is, Helsinki Cathedral, then the Government Palace, main building of the University...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ihana tapahtuma katsellaksesi kierrellä, glögit ja karuselli lapsille. Käsitöitä ja leivonnaisia. Lovely market, always pleasure to visit. Glögg, food, handicrafts and joyride for the kids.

Thank Stu P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

47 steps up and a break and another 6 steps up and my goodness.... what a view!! Definitely worthwhile seeing and spending some time taking in the views. Very nice at xmas with the xmas lights from the market

Thank Tania1902
Reviewed 1 week ago

Senate Square has become a Christmas Market, with more light and appearance after my previous visit. Really great attraction - approaching the German Christkindlesmarkt.

Thank heikkih722
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful cathedral, a picturesque staircase with crowds of people in winter and summer. In winter, be careful on the stairs. You can climb on it, and go down the other side, on the left. In the basement there are free garments, a toilet and...More

Thank Igor_G278
Reviewed 1 week ago

The square itself is just one block behind the Market Square. Many eateries between the two. The buildings surrounding both are very impressive with great photo opportunities. The Cathedral at the top of the stairs is a beautiful building on the outside. We could not...More

Thank WLKennedy
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