Tuomiokirkko Cathedral


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Tuomiokirkko, called simply Helsinki Cathedral, is a main religious building in the city. It is located on Senate Square, the most representative point in Helsinki, and was built in 1830-1853, as an Orthodox church.

It was designed by Carl Gustav Engel, but was completed after his death. Greek-cross plan, and domes are characteristic for orthodox churches, but the green colour of the cupolas, and white façade, are designed to match the other neoclassical buildings on the square.
Today it is Lutheran Cathedral, which emphasise the difference between Finns and Russians. It also one of the city best recognized landscapes.

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