"The Lutheran Cathedral" Top 5 Page for this destination Helsingin Tuomiokirkko (Helsinki Cathedral) Tip by Pomska

by Pomska

The Lutheran Cathedral (also known as Suurkirkko in Finnis or St. Nicholas church) is the definite landmark of Helsinki. It glimmers so beautifully when the sun is shining and the sky is blue.

The Cathedral was completed in 1852 and it was desiged by C.L. Engel and after Engel died in 1940 his successor Erns Lohrmann made alterations. It took 22 years to build it.

Inside the church are 1.300 seats. The church represents the neoclassical style. On the roof there are zinc statues of the 12 Apostles. They are the biggest uniform collection of zinc sculptures in the whole world.

It's open daily 9 am - 6 pm and it's free.

Address: Unioninkatu 29
Directions: Go on Aleksanderinkatu to the Senate Square and Market Square direction. Approximately 10 min. walking.
Phone: +358 - 9 - 709 2455
Website: http://www.helsinginkirkot.fi/en/churches/cathedral

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 2, 2005
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