The area surrounding Senate Square is the oldest and one of the most historically significant parts of central Helsinki. Here you find the beating heart of Finnish politics alongside the magnificent Helsinki Cathedral, the University of Helsinki and the Government Palace. The neighborhood is also home to the Sederholm House which was constructed in 1757 and is the oldest house in Helsinki.
At the center of Senate Square stands a statue of Emperor Alexander II. Sculpted by Walter Runeberg and unveiled in 1894, the handsome sculpture commemorates the man who sought to free Finland from Russia.
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