Tourist Information

Helsinki Cathedral and Old Church

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The Cathedral – The heart of Helsinki

Unioninkatu 29, +358 (0)9 2340 6120

Open daily 9 am–6 pm, June–August 9 am–midnight

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We wish all travelers warmly welcome to the communion services, concerts and prayers. Program for services and prayers is available in English, Finnish, Swedish, German, Russian, Hungarian and Estonian.

You are also very welcome to sightseeing visit the Cathedral. However these visits are not possible during services and other events.

The Cathedral Information Stand (left of the main entrance) is manned in June–August Mon – Fri at 9 am–4 pm and Sat 9 am–noon. At other times the stand operates on a self-service basis.

Wheeled access to the Cathedral is possible from the Cathedral Crypt. The address of the Crypt is Kirkkokatu 18. Please call the church warden (tel. + 358 9 2340 6120) in advance to confirm that the door to the Crypt is open.

Download: Summer at Helsinki Cathedral (pdf, 0.29 Mt)

Weekly Programme at the Cathedral

• Sun at 10 am Main Worship Service with Communion, 8 pm Organ Recital (summer)
• Mon at noon Daily Prayer
• In summer Tue at 11 am Prayer during the Day and a short presentation of the Cathedral (in English)
• Tue at noon Daily Prayer
• Wed at noon Short Organ Recital
• Thu at noon Weekday Communion Service
• Fri at noon Daily Prayer, Short Organ Recital (summer)
• Sat at 6 pm Evening Worship with Communion

A minister is available for discussion and counselling in the Confessional Room (‘rippihuone’) on weekdays 3–5 pm. In June–August on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Cathedral Shop Tapuli

The souvenir and gift shop is situated in the premises under the church bells. Entrance from Cathedral terrace. Seen from the Senate Square, the shop is in the pavillion on the left. The shop sells high quality church products and souvenirs from Helsinki.

Open in June–August:

Mon–Fri 10 am–5 pm
Sat 10–3 pm
Sun 11 am–3 pm

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Café Krypta – Coffee and Art Exhibitions in the Cathedral Crypt

Café Krypta is a summer cafeteria in the Cathedral Crypt. It has a selection of affordable and tasty cafeteria products. Additionally, the Crypt houses changing art exhibitions with free entry.Café Krypta is operated by the parish partners taking weekly turns. The proceeds from the cafeteria are donated to recipients decided by each partner.

Open: June–August Mon to Sat at 11 am–5 pm, Sun at noon–5 pm.

Entrance from Kirkkokatu 18 or by elevator from the church.

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Vanha kirkko – Old Church

Lönnrotinkatu 6

The Old Church, completed in 1826, stands in the heart of Helsinki, in the Old Church Park at the former Kamppi Cemetery.

Open

• Weekdays noon–3 pm
• Except Thursdays noon–8 pm

• Sun 10 am Communion Service (Holy Mass)
• Tue 12 noon Organ Recital
• Wed 8 am Communion

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Click the image and take a virtual tour to Helsinki Cathedral






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Other churches to visit in Helsinki

Suomenlinnan kirkko
Suomenlinna C 43, 00190 Helsinki
09 2340 6126
tilavaraukset.tuomiokirkkosrk@evl.fi, tuomiokirkko.srk@evl.fi

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Open Wed-Sun from 12 am to 4 pm. In Jun-Aug Tue-Sun from 12 am to 4 pm.

Vanha kirkko
Lönnrotinkatu 6, 00120 Helsinki
09 2340 6128
tilavaraukset.tuomiokirkkosrk@evl.fi, tuomiokirkko.srk@evl.fi

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Open Mon-Fri from 12 am to 3 pm. Starting 5th January open from 12 am to 9 pm.


Johanneksenkirkko
Korkeavuorenkatu 12, 00120 Helsinki
09 2340 7730
johannes.fors@evl.fi

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Open Mon-Fri from 10 am to 3 pm.