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The Old Church Park (Vanha kirkkopuisto)

Bulevardi 3-5, Helsinki, Finland
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It may be better in the summer and the snowy winter

The park is with visiting; it was the former Kamppi Cemetery before the church was built. In... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A beautiful and a historic park and an old cemetery

The old church park is a beautiful green oasis in the centre of the city. There is an old church... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Helsinki, Finland
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“cemetery” (5 reviews)
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Bulevardi 3-5, Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is with visiting; it was the former Kamppi Cemetery before the church was built. In 1710, two thirds of Helsinki's population died of plague and they were buried in the park; this is why it is known as the "Plague Park". There are...More

Thank gordonilla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The old church park is a beautiful green oasis in the centre of the city. There is an old church, and old cemetery, which gives the park a special atmosphere. also goes by the name ruttopuisto, plague park. The name comes from there being some...More

Thank lmsk2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Old Church park next to the Boulevard is a revitalizing oasis even though it has an 18th century plague epidemic.

Thank heikkih722
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Today it's a peaceful and popular park in which is located the grand Old Church. But in the past it had the more sinister sobriquet of Plaque Park. This coming from its one time use as a cemetery and particularly the burial of many victims...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I have been many times, one day there was Christmas concert at the church, and the other day, there is annual event Lux Helsinki which is Light design and installation event.

Thank Moyashinen
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My friends that live here call this plague park as some one the graves are from the Black Plague era. It's a place we have walked through many times and it is especially creepy at night with snow on the ground. It's worth a quick...More

Thank The_Wanderlusty
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This place is known to the locals as the Plague Park as it was a cemetary back in 1710 when over a thousand people died of plague and were buried here. Now it is popular with youth during summer evenings as a picnic and drinking...More

Thank Heli P
Reviewed 31 October 2015

The location is behind the Uspenski Cathedral. It is a small clean park where you can take a sit and viewing the church from a distance

Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Lovely old wooden church from both the inside and outside. Woman who ran the church was also helpful and even opened the choir for me. Park is well maintained and has some interesting headstones and graves in it to view.

Thank Pensivelaw
Reviewed 4 April 2012

Old graveyard where people gather summertime to drink and nibble little salty things and talk with friends.

Thank HelsinkiBunny
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