Tuomiokirkko

sights / Religious

Tuomiokirkko information

Location
Helsinki , Finland
Address
Unioninkatu 29
More information
www.helsinginseurakunnat.fi
Opening hours
9am-6pm, to midnight Jun-Aug
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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.