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Senate Square

Submitted by Visit Plus on Sun, 07/08/2012 - 08:25

The olderst building on the square Senate Square (Senaatintori) is the main square of Helsinki, the main attraction of the city. Most foreign tourists visit the Senate Square. Local residents like to spend free time here.

Construction of houses in this place began in the 17th century. But these buildings have not survived. The oldest building in the area is built in the 1757 house of the merchant Sederholm. The area in its current form was designed and built in the 19th century, mostly according to the plans of architect Engel. While in the Senate Square, you'll see: Lutheran Cathedral, the main building of Helsinki University, National Library, a monument to the Russian Emperor Alexander II, the Government Palace (former Senate House of Finland).

Senate square bounded by the streets: Aleksanterinkatu, Unioninkatu, Snellmaninkatu and Hallituskatu. At the Senate Square in Helsinki often organized interesting activities. From Senate Square, you can easily get to other interesting places in the city of Helsinki. Nearby are located: Helsinki University, Market Square, Esplanade Park, Uspensky Cathedral, ferry terminals, Kiasma and Atenium museums, Railway station.

Square location is marked on the Helsinki map.


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