Helsinki Cathedral, Helsinki, Finland
The Helsinki Cathedral in Helsinki, Finland, is a major landmark in the city. Its signature tall green dome surrounded by four small domes was designed by Carl Ludvig Engel. It is a Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral belonging to the Diocese of Helsinki. It was built from 1830 to 1852 to pay tribute to Tsar Nicholas I of Russia, the Grand Duke of Finland at the time. It was formerly called the St. Nicholas’ Church until 1917 during the Independence of Finland.
Helsinki Cathedral is a famous attraction, not only for tourists from other parts of the globe but also from neighboring cities in Helsinki. These include Espoo, Lohjan Island, and Jokela, to name a few. While in Helsinki, it’s also a good idea to visit the University of Helsinki and walk through its vast grounds, maybe even visit one of the colleges or two. It is the oldest, as well as the largest educational institute in Finland. When looking to cool down, a trip to Serena Water Park is a great idea. If visiting during winter, a trip to the Solvalla Swinghill Ski Resort will prove to be an exciting and thrilling time. A sweet treat for travelers wanting to visit the Helsinki Cathedral is that there are many hotels in the surrounding area to stay in. Hotel F6 is only 0.3 miles away from the cathedral and offers beautiful guest rooms with free breakfast. For travelers wanting a memorable vacation, Hotel Kamp is one of the best hotels to stay in the country. It is the leading luxury hotel in Finland and offers all the services of a five-star hotel. A more modern option near the cathedral is Marski by Scandic, a modern hotel near shops and restaurants.