Senate Square (Senaatintori)
At the head of Senate Square is the stately white cathedral, the most important sight in Helsinki. The expansive steps in front of the cathedral are a popular meeting point and also a wonderful place to take in the view and take a short break from walking.
Since 1894, Walter Runeberg's bronze statue of Czar Alexander II stands in the middle of Senate Square. Facing the square from the cathedral one sees the university (1832) in typical architecture to the right, which, like the cathedral, was built... more
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