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Suurkirkko

29 Unioninkatu, Helsinki, ES 00100 Finland
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    Kersti Ahlgren
    5 Jul 09, 2014

    Beautiful!

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    4 May 21, 2012
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4.0 out of 5
6 members' reviews
60 people visited Suurkirkko
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  • Open Hours:

    Sep-May: 10am-4pm Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm Sat, Noon-4pm Sun; Jun-Aug: 9am-6pm Mon-Sat; noon-6pm Sun
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    +358 9 709 2455

Description

Explore Helsinki's famous Suurkirkko, also called Helsinki Cathedral, a neoclassical masterpiece of western and Russian styles designed by one of Finland's greatest architects, Carl Ludvig Engel. Survey the Senate Square below you from this magnificent building, originally called St. Nicholas' Church upon its completion in 1852 to honor Nicholas I, Czar of Russia, but renamed when Finland gained ... read more
its independence in 1917. Discover why more than 350,000 people visit this church each year, with its distinctive green dome and colonnades and pediments radiating out in each direction. Pay a visit to each of the twelve apostles, erected in larger than life zinc statues along the roof by Engel's successor, Ernst Lohrmann.

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