Government Palace

Helsinki's Senate Building is located in Senate square and it was designed by Carl Ludwig Engel in neoclassical style. It's also known as the Government Palace.

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Helsinki Cathedral
Designed also by Carl Ludvig Engel, Helsinki's Cathedral can be found on the northern side of Senate Square. It was built from 1830–1852 as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland.
Temppeliaukion kirkko
Temppeliaukion kirkko, also known as The Rock Church, is a unique Lutheran church in the Töölö neighbourhood of Helsinki that was excavated directly into solid rock, and because of its great acoustics, it's a popular venue for concerts.

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The Best of Helsinki Live Virtual Tour
Immerse yourself into Helsinki, named the happiest city on earth three years in a row and the largest city in Finland. On this live virtual tour to the Old Centre, you will discover why it has become one of the safest, cleanest and most functional cities in the world and one of the most important places in the Nordics.

You will see:
  • the Old Senate building, 
  • the University of Helsinki, 
  • the Helsinki Cathedral, 
  • the National Library of Finland

On this tour, you will learn Helsinki's secrets through its history, culture, and architecture. 


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