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THE ESPLANADE PARK

Esplanade Park is a living park in the heart of Helsinki. Between two lively shopping streets, North and South Esplanades, the Park runs from Erottaja Square in the west to the Market Square in the east. It serves as a promenade for tourists and for the residents of Helsinki.

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THE HELSINKI CATHEDRAL

The Helsinki Cathedral on the northern side of the Senate Square of Helsinki is the stage of national festive services in Finland. The Lutheran Church is one of the most popular tourist sights in the city. It has become the symbol of the whole of Helsinki as well as a popular meeting point. The cathedral was completed in 1852.

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The Observatory Hill Park was the first municipal park in the early 1900s in Helsinki. With its excellent view to the sea, the hill had been part of the natural line of lookout points in ancient times. The Park is known for its wide range of interesting plants. 

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HELSINKI AS THE CAPITAL OF ART NOUVEAU ARCHITECTURE

Art Nouveau, in Finland better known as Jugendstil, was popular in the growing capital of Helsinki during first decades of the 20th century. It was used for all kinds of building types.  Helsinki was growing at an amazing speed, and the old wooden houses had to give way to stone blocks.

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The park around the Töölö Bay begins at the heart of Helsinki. The Olympic Stadium and The Winter Garden Area of Helsinki are located at the north end of the bay. Wooden villas along the shores tell history of Helsinki. Around the bay you will also find the Finlandia Hall, Helsinki Music Centre and The Opera House. The Töölö Bay is especially a place for bird watchers and joggers.

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THE USPENSKI CATHEDRAL

The Uspenski Cathedral Helsinki is claimed to be the largest orthodox church in Western Europe. It was built during the 19th century, when Finland was part of the Russian Empire. The Cathderal was designed by the Russian architect Aleksey M. Gornostaev and was completed in 1868.

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THE OLD MARKET HALL

The Old Market Hall at Eteläranta near the Market Square Helsinki was opened to the public 1889.

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THE CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION 

The Central Railway Station of Helsinki was designed by the architect Eliel Saarinen in 1909 and it was opened in 1919.

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HIETANIEMI CEMETERIES

In Hietaniemi on the western side of Helsinki is wide and unique cemetery complex of different faiths. It is divided into four parts - a Lutheran cemetery, an Orthodox one, a Jewish and an Islamic one.

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THE SIBELIUS MONUMENT

The Sibelius Monument in the Sibelius Park in Töölö is maybe the most famous monument in Helsinki. It was inaugurated on 7th September 1967 and is today one of the most popular, most photographed tourist attractions in the city.

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PARK KAIVOPUISTO

Kaivopuisto, the best known park in Helsinki, is one of the oldest parks of the city. Back in the 1800s the park housed a famous spa.

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THE ARCHIPELAGO OF HELSINKI

The Archipelago of Helsinki and Everyman’s Rights in Finland

The sea and archipelago form part of Helsinki’s image and the spiritual landscape of Helsinki residents. Many who have migrated inland experience a longing for the open expanses of the sea and the impression of unbounded vastness, as well as for the refreshment properties and scenic variability associated with these islands.

Around 300 islands...

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MEETING POINT TENNIS PALACE

The Tennis Palace, located in Kamppi, is one of the culture and leisure centres in Helsinki. The building has an Art Museum, Finnkino cinema, restaurants and small shops. The functionalist Tennis Palace was designed by the architect student Helge Lundström and it was opened in 1937. The Tennis Palace is today considered as a building one of the most important representatives of the functionalist style in Finland.
 

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THE SWEDISH THEATRE

The Swedish Theatre - Svenska Teatern, founded in 1837, is the oldest theatre in Helsinki.

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"THE ROCK CHURCH"

Temppeliaukio Church “the Rock Church” is an incredible building in Helsinki. It was designed by the brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and was consecrated in 1969. The Church was excavated directly into solid rock. A natural light brightens the inside of the church through 180 glasses between the dome and the wall.

The Lutheran Church is one of Helsinki’s most popular tourist attractions visited by over 500 000 tourists a year.

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HOtel Torni

Hotel Torni (Hotel Tower) is a historical hotel located in Helsinki in Yrjönkatu. The hotel was designed by the architects Jung & Jung in 1928. When it opened in 1931, the building was the tallest building in Helsinki.

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