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Address: Fabianinkatu 35, Helsinki 00170, Finland
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Not only a great repository of knowledge

Built in the middle of the 19th century, it was very modern at the time- airy, with many levels and spaces for the books and architectural details to delight the eye. Corinthian... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Built in the middle of the 19th century, it was very modern at the time- airy, with many levels and spaces for the books and architectural details to delight the eye. Corinthian columns, trompe l'oeil paintings, meeting halls, etc. Nowadays, it is still a lovely building to visit. It has been updated with modern technology and there are frequent events... More 

Thank Zenaidasworld
Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Located next to the Helsinki Cathederal and Senate square ( walking distance). You wont miss it if you are in the neighboourhood

Thank kiltmaker2
Helsinki, Finland
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The National Library (formerly the Helsinki University Library) is my sanctuary in Helsinki. I first fell in love with it as a young student decades ago, virtually living there while working on my master’s theses. I still love to go there even though I no longer have any real business doing it. Some people go to church for peace and... More 

Thank Paula_Trav
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

just a quick free thing to do when you're in the area. makes you feel like Belle from beauty and the beast :)

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Pop by this library after visiting the Cathedral. The interior deco are great. Beautiful painted ceilings are worth a look. You have to put your coats and bags in a locker.

Thank sllim2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A beautiful place in the middle of the city to quiet down for a moment, have a cup of coffee and admire the excellent renovation craftsmanship of this old building.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

When you enter there, it is just an ordinary library. But later when you can touch all books, read them and ask nobody for permission - you feel like no limits for knowledge and you can not stop walking through and getting know with new and new books. The style is perfect. Either you are a scientist or just a... More 

Thank ShineYourLife
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Stunning is the right word to describe this National treasure of Finland. Though i went to visit the landmark of Helisinki , Helisinki cathedral this visit to library made me understand more about the architecture grandeur and culture of Finland. The wonder cup board which is in display is a great innovative idea. I really enjoyed every part of this... More 

Thank Sunanda123
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We popped in here to look at the architecture and interior decoration as suggested by our guide book ( The Library is adjacent to the Cathedral ) .You will not be disappointed . It is a working library so you will need to put your coats and bags in a locker , but apart from that you are free to... More 

Thank randomhousereader
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is just the most exquisitely beautiful gem opposite the Cathedral. It has the most amazing dome to let light into the 4 storey building. The frescos and detail of architecture are wonderful and worth taking your time to visit to just marvel in the craftsmanship. Also in the basement is a very reasonably priced cafe with lots of choice... More 

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