Architecture buffs will enjoy sitting in a café admiring the
buildings surrounding Helsinki's lively Senate Square, renowned as
Europe's finest examples of the neoclassical style. The square is
dominated by the city's main landmark, the Lutheran Cathedral,
designed by Carl Ludwig Engel and consecrated in 1852. The interior
is as perfect as the exterior design, and is open to the public
daily for no charge. Other buildings on the Square designed by
Engel are the Palace of the Council of State, built in 1822, and
the University buildings (1832), including the library, regarded as
Engel's finest masterpiece.
Telephone: Cathedral: (0)9
Transportation: Tram 1, 2, 3B or 3T
Opening Time: June to August daily 9am-midnight; September to May
Monday to Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm.