The Esplanadi Park

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The Esplanadi Park
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas • Parks
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  • Rautatientori • 5 min walk
  • Helsingin yliopisto • 6 min walk
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costas
Thessaloniki, Greece60 contributions
grat stroll
Aug 2021
In the middle of town an exceptional walk from the Helsinki cathedral towards lots of cafes and restaurants.
Written 18 September 2021
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Ben F
Bloomington, IN989 contributions
A Gorgeous Urban Green Space
Jun 2021
The Esplanadi is a smaller but amazing park in the center of Helsinki, home to everything you’d expect in a nature-oriented city’s urban parks. I primarily people-watched and gazed at the many statues, but whether you get street food; have a picnic with a friend; or participate in a community event, fun is sure to be had.

- There is no admission here; it’s just a community green space you can walk up to and check out. There are benches and grassy areas for relaxation. The atmosphere feels very safe, and safety shouldn’t be a concern for anyone.

- Lots of food and souvenir carts are stationed at the park, which is helpful for grabbing some sustenance or a quick gift.

- Paths and surfaces are accessible to wheelchairs.

I hope this helps give you the motivation to explore this park! Don’t just look at images—GO! :))
Written 26 July 2021
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B T
London, UK705 contributions
Very posh
May 2021
There are grand buildings and very nice shops in this area with grass running down the middle, there are statues, fountains and it is a nice area to walk around, especially when there are lots of people picnicing in summer
Written 30 May 2021
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland20,677 contributions
The most famous park in Finland
Dec 2020
This centrally located park was planned by the famous architect Carl Ludvig Engel. It was opened in 1818.

At the Market Square end of the park lies the historic restaurant Kappeli from 1867. Opposite Kappeli is Espa Stage, which offers summer concerts.

Svenska Teatern (Swedish Theatre) is located at the Mannerheimintie end of the park.

There are many statues in the park. The most famous is the statue of Johan Ludvig Runeberg located next to the legendary Kämp Hotel.

In the summertime, the park is popular for picnics.

During Christmas time, the park is beautifully lit.
Written 15 December 2020
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Erika
Vastra Frolunda, Sweden13 contributions
People watching park
Oct 2020
We really liked this park. We were in a hotel nearby so we relaxed here each day after our sightseeing. Nice place to chill out with an iced cream.
Written 30 October 2020
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OliwaVasicek
Helsinki, Finland426 contributions
Lovely both in the summer and winter
Oct 2020
The very heart of central Helsinki and a very evocative park it is. I live nearby and often pass through it on my way to the shops, or just walk down it when the weather is good. Very clean, well manicured, with lots of benches as well as frequent free musical exhibitions on the covered stage at one end.
Written 1 October 2020
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Tatjana T
Helsinki, Finland86 contributions
Central Park with charm
Sep 2020 • Solo
Simply pretty 😍
Good for picnic, walk, an ice cream, watching birds and people 😀
Normally crowded during the summer time when its not too cold to seat on the ground.
Written 28 September 2020
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stefy
Verona, Italy18 contributions
Enhanced park
Aug 2020 • Solo
I lived in Hki for the last 18 months and whenever I need to go out and distress Esplanadi park was the choice, with its silent trees, as well as people enjoying meditation or outdoor yoga practice, in there you breath the real Finns way of living.
Written 17 August 2020
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sptor
Klaipeda, Lithuania81 contributions
Nice park and promenade in the city center
Jul 2020
We were just walking around when stumbled upon it, and since it was on the way to the place we headed on, walked though whole it's lengths. I have to say it was quite pleasant walk, and some interesting things were there apart walk itself. Park is not crowded (we were there on Friday afternoon) but amount of people were substantial, so keep in mind that this will not be super- serene park but rather onebustling with city energy.
Written 4 July 2020
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kalisilat
Plainsboro, NJ245 contributions
Nice punch of nature
Mar 2020
This is a nice little park near the water and Market Square that is pleasant to meander through and take in the sights
Written 13 March 2020
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