• Helsinki Cathedral (c) Comma Image Oy
  • Helsinki Cathedral at Christmas time. (c) Jussi Hellsten/City of Helsinki Communications
  • Helsinki Cathedral at wintertime (c) Niclas Sjöblom/Visit Helsinki
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Helsinki Cathedral

The Cathedral, by Carl Ludvig Engel, rising on the northern side of the Senate Square is the stage of national and academic festive services and one of the most popular tourist sights. The church is part of Helsinki's Empire era centre and a landmark for those arriving by sea. It has become the symbol of the whole of Helsinki. Earlier called St. Nicholas Church and Great Cathedral, the current main church of the Helsinki Diocese was completed in 1852. Sculptures of the twelve apostles guard the city from the roof of the church. Exhibitions at the Crypt (Kirkkokatu 18), in summer also a souvenir shop Cathedral Shop.