Lutheran Street (Lutherinkatu), Helsinki
After the Sibelius monument, tourists are usually taken to the Church in the Rock (Temppeliaukion kirkko), located on Lutherinkatu (Lutheran Street). So it was this time. It was early in the morning, the church was still closed, but people were already crowding at the entrance to take a look at the unique structure. While waiting, some tourists climb the "walls" of the church, which are an ordinary natural rock.
I also climbed higher to make a panorama of the square in front of the church entrance.
Opposite the portal of the church there is a small square, which ends with Fredrikinkatu Street, which stretches for one and a half kilometers. The street is named after the governor Fredrik Stjernvallin, who strongly advocated the transfer of the capital from Turku to Helsinki.
There are many small shops of various specializations on the street. Three blocks from the church is the bus station and the Kamppi shopping center.
There are several souvenir shops at the intersection of Fredrikinkatu and Lutherinkatu.
They attract tourists with funny street figures decorated with a national flavor.