Helsinki Cathedral

The beautiful and historically significant Helsinki Cathedral is an Evangelic Lutheran church, also known as a symbol of Helsinki.

Rising from the northern side of the Senate Square the cathedral is the stage of national and academic festive services, and one of the most popular tourist sights.

Do you arrive from the sea, the cathedral is a part of Helsinki"s Empire era centre and a landmark.

Earlier called St. Nicholas Church and Great Cathedral, the current main church of the Helsinki Diocese was completed in 1852.

The Kazan Cathedral located in St. Petersburg is considered to be the model for the neoclassical style of the church.

The church was designed by architect Carl Ludwig Engel in the 19th century as part of the Empire-style-downtown Helsinki area.

You can discover the sculptures of the twelve apostles guard the city, from the roof of the church. 

The cathedral was completed in 1852.

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Unioninkatu 29
00121 Helsinki
Helsinki, Capital Region
+358 (0)9 2340 6120

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  • Lattitude: 60.170419
  • Longitude: 24.952165