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The Senate Building (Valtioneuvoston Linna)

Snellmaninkatu 1, Helsinki 00170, Finland
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Impressive government building in the heart of Helsinki!

A very impressive building located adjacent to the Senate Square in the heart of Helsinki. It is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tony C
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Impressive Building

This very large building can be easily seen while at Senate Square, The size and structure are very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jlantern3
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very impressive building located adjacent to the Senate Square in the heart of Helsinki. It is also surrounded by other significant statues, monuments and churches of historic significance to the city’s past. This significant architectural structure offers a clear view to the Senate Square...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This very large building can be easily seen while at Senate Square, The size and structure are very nice and makes wonderful photo ops

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Built over 200 years ago the facade is predominantly yellow, with white columns and windows and is unmissable from Senate Square. Formerly used by the Imperial Senate of Finland, this local landmark is now used by the Finnish government and prime minister.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

I missed this building the first day I was most up to see the Helsinki Cathedral and the statue at Alexander the second in front of Church. Had to go back on my last day to see it and take photo. Finish build in the...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This neoclassical Government Palace was completed in 1822 and is located beside Senate Square in Helsinki. The building was designed by Carl Ludwig Engel for the use of the Senate that had its seat in Helsinki, the administrative center of the autonomous Grand Duchy of...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

This imposing building dominates the surrounding architecture and is hard to miss. It anchors the nearby church and square. It has clean and simple lines as one would expect with Nordic architecture. As Helsinki is a relatively new city compared to other European capitals, you...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

This is one of the older and more impressive buildings in Helsinki and is well worth a visit when you're there. Hard to miss when you're at Senate Square and admiring the nearby cathedral.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Helsinki's Senate Building (Valtioneuvoston Linna) lies close to the cathedral and presides over Senate Square. Built almost 200 years ago, the architecture of the Valtioneuvoston Linna is instantly recognizable, siIcnce the facade is predominantly yellow, with white columns and windows. Formerly used by the Imperial...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Helsinki excels at neo-classical architecture and this is yet another example. The building is on the eastern side of Senate Square. Even on a drab October day the yellow brightens up the square.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Since its inception in 1818, it bore the name "The Senate" of the Government of Finland. In between, and subject to, many twists of fate blown by the winds of politically driven change reconfigured uses. After the Tsar was deposed in 1917, this building, formerly...More

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