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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really cool design.Minimal but grand.The view from the top is amazing and can be combined with visiting the design district and the Uspenski cathedral.

Thank rodanthi8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been there 3 weeks ago and a wedding was in progress there, such a lovely place, it was cold 🥶 but the warm heart of the place caches you.

Thank sali_kia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a big square located quite close to the city center. When I visited the place there was a environment related protest going on so it was very lively and bustling with people.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just climb up the stairs and head up to the church and that's beautiful! Don't miss it when you stop by the city.

Thank pollyktcl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the center of Senate Square and in front of the National Cathedral, it is hard to miss this imposing statue.The Tsar was much loved and revered by the Finnish when Finland was part of the Russian Empire. He represents a great piece of Finnish...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of a trip off a cruise ship we visited Senate square and the surrounding area. If you are going to Helsinki this is a must. It is a stunning sight set high up above the surrounding area. Plus it is close to the...More

Thank Colin R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Senate square is located in the centre of the city. It is surrounded by the Cathedral, the Government Palace and the University of Helsinki. In the centre of the square is a statue of Alexander II. It is a well-known landmark of the city and...More

Thank amclean2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Senate Square is an interesting place to visit and, I have to mention, starting point/final point for so called "Hop-on, hop-off" buses to main attractions of Helsinki. An important advantage of this kind "City pass" - it possible to buy two days pass with a...More

Thank Peter-Georg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really liked walking this square. It is bordered by Helsinki Cathedral, the main building of the University of Helsinki and the Government Palace. Around the corner in one direction is the Bank of Helsinki and a short walk in the other direction takes you...More

Thank susieQ304
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Access to the Cathedral which is very interesting if you care about Protestant Cathedrals and how they vary from Roman or Anglican or Orthodox ones. Close to a central Market and nice shops in the neighborhood.

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Response from 63traveler_2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can walk straight off the cruise piers and reach the Senate Square in 5 - 7 minutes. A map of Helsinki Quays: portofhelsiki.fi
18 March 2018|
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Response from Dohn T | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It’s right on the port