Finlayson Area

Finlayson Area, Tampere: Address, Finlayson Area Reviews: 4/5

Finlayson Area
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland21,408 contributions
Versatile old factory area
Aug 2020
The Finlayson area is located by the Tammerkoski rapids. It was founded in 1820 by James Finlayson from Scotland. He noticed the energy potential of free rapids.

The Finlayson textile manufacturing ended in Tampere at the beginning of the 1990s. The old factory buildings are left. Today there are museums, offices, bars, restaurants, a movie theater, and a shopping center.

This summer, you can find Finland’s first rooftop walk on the roofs of these historic buildings. There is also a rooftop cafe.
Written 11 August 2020
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Dag G Sandås
Vaasa, Finland440 contributions
Nice for an evening stroll
Jul 2020 • Couples
This area is nice for an after dinner stroll. Nice asphalt painting and song quotations. Still very quiet due to Corona, and some restaurants closed.
Written 24 July 2020
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland4,881 contributions
Oddly vacant
Jul 2020
The massive former cotton factory complex had little visible life on a Friday in July. All I could see were business offices, no terraces or other activities were in the open. I visited the free Finnish Labour Museum, looked at the Finlayson Palace terrace for a lunch possibility and continued over the bridge to Tampella.
Written 22 July 2020
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Ismo N
Porvoo, Finland29 contributions
Interesting area with restaurants, shops etc.
Oct 2019
Finlayson area is very nice area with waterfall, river and lake views. Many kind of interesting restaurants and some shops
Written 9 October 2019
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Danes55
Holstebro, Denmark1,664 contributions
Industrial History
Aug 2019
The Finlayson Area is a fantastic area close to water.
It was build by a Scottsman as a Cotton Mill and to day this big area is full off different life, Museums, dining place, theater, shops and offices and lots of things to do.
Go there and see the history of Tampere.
Written 4 September 2019
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juno_usa
Nashville, TN190 contributions
Industrial, not much to see and seems dangerous
Aug 2019
The industrial buildings themselves are interesting and well-maintained, however, there was really not much to see there even on Friday evening. Some restaurants or shops etc. but enough just for a short walk. For a really short and fast walk actually as there were several strange gothic people and boy gangs here and there, some of them seemed druggers or a bit agressive, I was happy that I was not walking there only by myself.
Written 31 August 2019
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marinavolkovaserova
Moscow, Russia202 contributions
Strange place
Aug 2019
We were a bit dissapointed or that was probably a wrong day to visit the place, but we couldn't find anything intersting there
Written 16 August 2019
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Fabio S
Padua, Italy72 contributions
Nice area
Jul 2019 • Family
Old industrial area completely renovated with many shops, museums, restaurants, for a very pleasant walk.
Written 4 August 2019
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hheels2swimfins
Schaumburg, IL102 contributions
Nice use of these old buildings
Jun 2019 • Friends
All over Finland they have utilized Finlayson's old factory buildings, turning them into small shops, restaurants, and areas that are very welcoming to live near. This one is particularly nice with the revitalization of the area between the two lakes that the factory used for hydro power. And the old Manor house is now a fine dining restaurant.
Written 5 July 2019
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bhtripadv
Melbourne, Australia187 contributions
Revived Industrial Area.
Jun 2019 • Couples
Like many cities Tampere has been able to maintain this large industrial edifice and give it a new life with shops, cafes and galleries. It works quite well and seems to be popular with the residents. I was there on a Friday and it was busy.
Written 9 June 2019
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