Helsinki Attractions

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  • Helsinki Cathedral
  • Helsinki Market Square
  • Helsinki Parliament Building
  • Helsinki Town Hall
  • Helsinki had a devastating fire in 1808 and when it was rebuilt it was modelled on the Russian city of St Petersburg with Neoclassical buildings fronting wide boulevards. Some of this grandeur has endured, particularly around Senate Square and this is a great place to start a walking sightseeing tour. Places to see are the exquisite Tuomiokirkko or Helsinki Cathedral, Government Palace and Helsinki University all facing the square. Close by is Sederholm House, the oldest stone building in the city and City Museum with its interesting history of Helsinki.

    Walk west and you reach Kauppatori or market square with its colorful stalls of fresh fruit and vegetables. From here Esplanadi leads to the shopping paradise of the Stockmann Department Store, Europe's largest department store and the close-by Forum shopping mall.

    North from here is the Rautatieasema or the Railway Station designed by architect Eliel Saarinen. To the north-east is the imposing Suomen Kansallisteatteri or the National Theater, to the east the city bus terminal, and to the south-east is the Ateneumin Taidemuseo or the Art Museum. From here north along Mannerheimintie there is much to see. First there is the post office and postal museum. Further on are the Suomen Kansallismuseo or the National Museum, Finlandia Hall, the Opera House and the Olympic stadium.

    A scenic highlight is the Sibelius Park with its fascinating monument. Then there is the Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress, the centuries-old fortress and its museums are well worth a visit.

    Senate Square

    Unioninkatu 29

    Amalgamation of Power, Turmoil & Progress... read more

    Sederholmin Talo

    Aleksanterinkatu 16-18

    Merchant Johan Sederholm's House from 1757...
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    The best market in Helsinki... read more


    Aleksanterinkatu 52

    Best department store in Helsinki... read more



    Renowned architectural masterpiece... read more

    Suomen Kansallisteatteri

    1 B Läntinen Teatterikuja

    Art Nouveau Stone Castle... read more

    Ateneumin Taidemuseo

    Kaivokatu 2

    Art hidden between the pages... read more

    Suomen Kansallismuseo (National Museum of Finland)

    Mannerheimintie 34

    Finnish History & Art... read more

    Sibelius Park & Monument

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    Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress

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    Historic Military Island... read more

    Kaisaniemen Puisto

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    One of Helsinki's most beautiful parks... read more

    Sibelius' Home and Aalto's Architecture Day Trip from Helsinki

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    Day Trips... read more

    Lakes and Forests Tour

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    Lönnrotinkatu 7 B
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    Nature in its full glory... read more


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    27 Korkeavuorenkatu

    Budding Artists... read more


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    Lönnrotinkatu 7 B
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    Guided tour of the old city of Porvoo... read more

    Suomenlinnan Nukke- ja Lelumuseo

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    Suomenlinna C 66

    Doll & Toy Museum... read more


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    Suomenlinna B40

    Suomenlinna & Its History... read more

    Vanha Kirkko

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    Lönnrotinkatu 6

    Oldest church in Helsinki... read more

    Hietaniemen Hautausmaa

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    20 Hietaniemenkatu

    For people who love the Père Lachaise... read more


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    Tivolitie 1

    The Place to go for Summer Fun... read more
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