From the market square walk up the cobbled Sofiankatu to Senaatintori, Helsinki's majestic central square. Surrounded by early...
The Helsinki City Museum is due to extend into nearby Sederholmin talo, Helsinki’s oldest central building (dating from 1757 and built...
A group of small museums scattered around the city centre constitute this city museum: all have free entry and focus on an aspect of the...
As well as the kesäkino (summer cinema) in the courtyard of Café Engel, in the warmer months this independent theatre shows art-house...
Theme-y but good quality and light-hearted, this representation of a logger’s mess hall fits a lot of specialities from around Finland...
Unioninkatu 29 · interesting places nearby
One of CL Engel’s finest creations, the chalk-white neoclassical Lutheran cathedral presides over Senaatintori. Created to serve as a reminder of God’s supremacy, its high flight of stairs is now a meeting place for canoodling couples. The spartan, almost mausoleum-like interior has little ornamentation under the lofty dome apart from an altar painting and three stern statues of Reformation heroes Luther, Melanchthon and Mikael Agricola, looking like they’ve just marked your theology exam and taken a dim view of your prospects.