Lutheran Cathedral is a veritable showcase of Helsinki. You will find it on almost every postcard from the city. The building of the Cathedral is visible both from the sea and most of the observation points in Helsinki. Tuomiokirko is located in the heart of the city – on the Senate Square. To get to reach it you have to overcome 47 steps. It’s a big challenge, but I guarantee that the view which you will see at the peak compensate for this effort!
The interior of the cathedral is the essence of Finnish design. (Article about Finnish design you can read here). Genial project, the lack of pomp and use of natural resources make it here you can feel the almost mystical atmosphere. On the construction of the building consists of two levels: the first is the main room with two smaller chapels, the lower level is a crypt and a concert hall. The cathedral is open to visitors every day.
At the Senate Square include: statue of Alexander II and all major offices and institutions. If you want to feel the real atmosphere of the city and see how the daily life of the inhabitants of Helsinki looks sit on the steps come for a while and watch the traffic on the Senate Square. It really makes you pleasure. Senate Square leads to Sofikatu – the charming street with distinctive green telephone booth.
My impression is that in Helsinki there is no tourist who would not take pictures with this place. In addition, opposite the Cathedral is a shop with accessories (cards, mugs, clothing, food products) with a distinctive logo Moomins. It is a paradise for lovers of stories about Moomins Characters. After visiting the Cathedral Lutheran I recommend you walk to the largest urban market in Helsinki, or stroll through Esplandii (one of the most popular streets in Helsinki). In this part of town you do shopping with major global brands. About shopping in Helsinki you will be able to read in quite another post …
Helsinki Cathedral is open to tourists! Apart from religious ceremonies are held concerts there. Admission to the interior of the Cathedral is free