St. Henry's Cathedral

Helsinki, Finland

St. Henry's Cathedral is dedicated to Henry, Bishop of Uppsala. It was constructed between 1858–1860. The architecture of the church is Gothic Revival with statues of Saint Henry, Saint Peter and Saint Paul decorating the exterior. Since Finland is predominantly Lutheran, the church was intended primarily for use by Catholic foreigners. The church is the main Catholic church in Helsinki, and offers Mass in many languages.

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Founded: 1858-1860
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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Miikka Uusipaikka (7 months ago)
Priests are very nice, atmosphere very warm! Looking forward for the summer ?
Hasse Kapp (10 months ago)
A lovely church. A little unusual due to its general lack of ornaments.
Anyanwu David (13 months ago)
Very good...
Mikko Tyllinen (13 months ago)
Modest, beautiful and peaceful Cathedral. Gorgeous and interesting Stained glass windows. St. Henry's Cathedral dedicated to Henry, 12th- century Bishop of Finland. The Church was designed by architect Ernst Lohrmann. It was constructed between 1858-1860, primary to serve Russian Catholis in the army as well as Catholic merchants.
Juho Multanen (13 months ago)
Beautiful ambience in this old church - excellent for finding a moment of peace and refuge in downtown Helsinki
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