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"Helsingin Tuomiokirkko" Helsingin Tuomiokirkko (Helsinki Cathedral) Tip by MM212

  The Majestic White Cathedral, June 2012
by MM212
 
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This white Neoclassical beauty is the prime architectural symbol of Helsinki. It is a Luthern Cathedral, known as the White Cathedral, and it dominates the Senate Square (Senaatintori). Its green domes and white exterior have a majestic presence and can be seen from all the high points around the city. It was completed in 1852 by the German architect, Carl Ludvig Engel, during the 100+ year Russian occupation, and was initially called St Nicholas' Church. After the departure of the Russians in 1917, it was renamed the White Cathedral.

Address: Unioninkatu 29
Directions: Between Hallituskatu & Kirkkokatu
Phone: +358 9 23406120
Website: http://www.helsinginkirkot.fi/en/churches/cathedral

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  • Updated Aug 23, 2012
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