It is one of the most important squares in the city and is home to many historical sites. This square is the heart of Helsinki’s neoclassical era. There are also the works of German architect Carl Ludvig Engel, who created the city from scratch during the period of Russian domination. The cathedral, the Finnish Senate and the University of Helsinki are also located in this area. In the square, the Russian Tsar II. There is a statue of Alexander. This statue, made in 1894, stands in memory of the beloved tsar during his reign.
Senate Square and Helsinki Cathedral
Senaatintori, or Senate Square, is one of the oldest parts of Helsinki. The senate building located here was completed in 1822 and is still one of the administrative centers of Finland. Today, apart from the office of the prime minister, the units affiliated to the Ministries of Finance and Justice are located in this building.
Helsinki Cathedral, also known as the Lutheran Cathedral, is a neoclassical sanctuary with domes that can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. The architect of the building is the famous architect Carl Ludvig Engel and the cathedral was completed in 1852. Architect Engel, who made great efforts for the cathedral, died before he could see the cathedral’s completion. On the roof of Hz. The statue of the 12 apostles of Jesus was made as if they were protecting the city. Statue of Reformist Martin Luther, Mikael Angricola and Melanchton are also located inside the church. The cathedral, which has a very simple interior architecture, is among the places of interest with its copper color. It is open to visitors between 09:00 and 18:00.