Government Palace (Valtioneuvoston Linna), Helsinki
1 A Snellmaninkatu, Helsinki 00170
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The Senate Building, designed by C. L. Engel, is situated on one side of the Senate Square , left of the Cathedral . Its ... More
Government Palace (Valtioneuvoston Linna)
The Senate Building, designed by C. L. Engel, is situated on one side of the Senate Square , left of the Cathedral . Its yellow colour and white columns make it easily recognisable. The Senate Building, one of Engel's main works, was completed in 1822, and used to house the Imperial Senate of Finland. When Finland became independent, the building became the offices of the government and the prime minister. Though everyone can admire the building's beautiful design, its columns and the old lamps, the building's most interesting sight is hidden from most. The Empirestyle throne room, right above the main entrance, is one of the most stunning interiors in Finland, but ordinary citizens cannot visit it. On one end of the building is Helsinki's oldest public clock. The Senate Building is a symbol of authority and a beautiful, balanced pie! ce of architecture. With its close twin, the main building of the University of Helsinki on the opposite side of the square, it frames the Cathedral and the whole square nicely. For further details, you can contact the Tourist Information Center at +358 (0)10 605 8000.
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