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  • Address: Senaatintori, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Hours: Open daily 9am - 6pm. No visitors allowed during Sunday morning services
  • Admission: Free

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Helsinki Lutheran Cathedral (Tuomiokirkko)

The skyline of Helsinki is dominated by Tuomiokirkko, or the Helsinki Lutheran Cathedral. The green domes, white building and zinc rooftop statues of the twelve apostles of the magnificent Lutheran church stand tall and proud looking over the city to the sea. Built between 1830 and 1852, it replaced a smaller 18th century church, and was originally called St. Nicholas' Church in homage to the Tsar of Russia, Grand Duke Nicholas I. After Finnish independence from Russia 1917, the church was renamed and in 1959 it became a cathedral of the Evangelical Lutheran denomination.

Designed by a German architect Carl Ludwig Engel who laid out the whole of Senate Square, the exterior is Neo-Classical with columns and statues and in comparison, inside seems rather plain. The design was later altered by Ernst Lohrmann who added the zinc apostles and a few extra small domes. There is room for 1,300 worshipers and an altarpiece flanked by angels. The suitably atmospheric crypt is now a cafe. The church is in regular use for services and also weddings.

Practical Info

Trams 1,2, 3B and 3T will take you to Senate Square where the church is located. Or it is an easy walk, and easily visible, from anywhere in central Helsinki.

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Helsinki City Walk with Fascinating Tunes from Finland, Helsinki, null
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Helsinki City Walk with Fascinating Tunes from Finland

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See the main sights of Helsinki and have fun with music from Finland. This walking tour adds fascinating tunes from Finland to the stories and landmarks of ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.48
Private Guided Helsinki Walking Tour, Helsinki, Walking Tours
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Private Guided Helsinki Walking Tour

Explore the city center of Helsinki on a guided city walk. The guide will take you and your party on a 1.5-hour tour through the streets of Helsinki and tell ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $177.90
Happy Helsinki Walking Tour, Helsinki, Walking Tours
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Happy Helsinki Walking Tour

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Discover top attractions in coastal Finland on this 2.5-hour Helsinki walking tour. Follow a guide through the streets and parks of Helsinki, and discover top ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $21.83
Private 3-Hour Helsinki Walking Tour, Helsinki, Walking Tours
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Private 3-Hour Helsinki Walking Tour

Make the most of your Helsinki visit in 3 hours on this private tours that's operated with just you and your party: Enjoy a comprehensive 3-hour walking tour ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.30
Helsinki Sustainable City Tour by Tram and Subway, Helsinki, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Helsinki Sustainable City Tour by Tram and Subway

This city tour introduces you to a new sustainable way to enjoy our environmental friendly city. Helsinki is known for the effective and advanced public ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $60.03
Helsinki Sightseeing Tour With a Live Guide, Helsinki, Sustainable Tours
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Helsinki Sightseeing Tour With a Live Guide

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See the beauty of this stunning Nordic city, Finland's vibrant capital Helsinki, on an introductory 1.5-hour sightseeing tour with live commentary from your ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $33.83
Helsinki Senate Square Private Walking Tour, Helsinki, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Helsinki Senate Square Private Walking Tour

Explore Senate Square, the historical heart of Helsinki, on this 2-hour guided city walk accompanied by a private guide. The tour offers you an insight into ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $174.62

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