Churches/ Cathedrals in Helsinki

Churches & Cathedrals in Helsinki, Finland

Churches & Cathedrals in Helsinki

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  • Luke
    Shropshire, UK23 contributions
    I wanted to visit this incredible church back in April 2022 when it was unfortunately closed, so I was eager to return to this location and finally enter.

    As I opened the heavy metal doors, I thought to myself this is almost as if I'm entering a giant space ship. The heavy set doors opened for me to be greeted by a somber sight of candles. The sound of piano filled the hall other visitors sat and listened to the acoustics, as I marveled in wonder.

    Much like a mothership of a U.F.O. this Church had so much atmosphere. It felt as if I was in some underground bunker, the walls felt so protective.

    Written 26 October 2022
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  • groggery1
    London, UK309 contributions
    Former Orthodox cathedral right in the centre of town converted to Calvinism. As a result, beautiful outside, austere and calm inside. A quick visit, but views of the town from the stpes are also worth it.
    Written 27 November 2022
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland5,721 contributions
    The massive Art Nouveau church in granite by Lars Sonck from 1912 can be seen all the way from Observatory Hill in Southern Helsinki along Unioninkatu. New Helsinki University buildings in Hakaniemi will further frame it when finished. Decorations inside are quite sparse with painted rose garlands so the large crucifix by Hannes Autere from 1952 hanging from the ceiling gets center stage. Internationally acclaimed collectors favourite Paavo Tynell designed the huge chandeliers in 1932.
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland27,976 contributions
    The Holy Trinity Church is located in the Kruununhaka district next to the Helsinki Cathedral.

    This neo-classical church was completed in 1827 by the famous architect Carl Ludvig Engel who has planned most of the buildings around Senate Square.

    The church was closed during our visit.
    Written 27 October 2020
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland5,721 contributions
    The pink colour makes the church designed in the 1920's by Hilding Eklund stand out among other Töölö buildings in the same Classical style. Strong tones are used also inside with blue and gold at the altar. Since it was the Annunciation of the Lord the female priest was giving a sermon about the Virgin Mary and her example of a strong woman even for today.
    Written 28 March 2022
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland5,721 contributions
    Old and new are mixed interestingly in the Church of the Good Shepherd originally built in 1950. As the building became small for the growing congregation an enlargement plan was ordered from architect Juha Leiviskä who had already designed the celebrated modern church of Myyrmäki in Vantaa. His final work from 2002 gathers many elements around the original chapel, a separately standing high tower with seven bells, a covered entrance to the premises and the main hall with long vertical windows letting light shine in from the althar wall.
    Written 23 April 2020
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland27,976 contributions
    This wooden church is located at the Seurasaari outdoor museum.

    It was built in 1685 and moved to Seurasaari in 1912.

    The charming interior is decorated with 11 oil paintings.
    Written 15 September 2020
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland27,976 contributions
    This quite small Orthodox church for Saint Prophet Elias is located between Hietaniemi and Helsinki Orthodox Cemetery.

    You can get Greek vibes from the white-blue church.
    Written 22 October 2020
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