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The Old Church Park (Vanhan Kirkon Puisto)

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Address: Bulevardi 3-5, Helsinki, Finland

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Picnic over the graves

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 June 2016
Heli P
Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 venue. It is more quiet and peacefull in the afternoons, when you can sit on... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

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

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Helsinki, Finland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

This is the ugliest church in Finland, proving only that many of the Finns have a bad taste. Without its history it would be torn off in the smallest commun in Finland, The adjoining park is called the plague park with a good reason.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

One of the popular meeting points for young people during summer months. This is actually old cemetary used for plaque victims and nowadays a small district park. Very nice and atmospheric.

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