The Cathedral in Helsinki, seen in the early light of a November morning. It is one of the most outstanding landmarks of the Finnish capital, situated right in the centre of the city at the Senate Square. The Finnish name is Helsingin tuomiokirkko or Suurkirkko. It was finished in 1852 and originally known as St Nicholas’ Church, as a tribute to Tsar Nicholas I of Russia, who was the Grand Duke of Finland. After Finnish independence in 1917, the church was renamed.