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  • frequentflyersuffolk
    Sudbury, UK295 contributions
    Easy to reach forest park from Espoo. Lovely walking trails, plenty to see and do. Beautiful lake with grills which we took advantage of. Beautifully maintained and very clean. Lots of room so we didn't felt as it was crowded. Would be amazing with the snow in the winter season.
    Written 19 September 2021
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    Espoo Museum of Modern Art (EMMA) is competing with Kiasma Art Museum in Helsinki. Espoo Museum is located in a grey dull building which is the former Weilin&Göös printing house from 1974. What it takes to buildings, Kiasma is located in a more striking building with more interesting architecture.

    What it takes to exhibitions, it is hard to say which one is better. On this Espoo visit, there was a stunning exhibition "Chiharu Shiota: Tracing Boundaries". It is an immersive installation consisting of tautly crisscrossing threads. Visitors are entering the maze of yarn, which encloses a sequence of old doors that open alternative routes through the work.

    Another impressive work was "Daniel Buren: Going for a Walk in a Zigzag". Buren created this enormous work consisting of countless folding screens, inviting visitors to take a walk through the zigzagging maze.

    Daniel Buren is famous for his practice of using 8.7 cm-wide vertical stripes as a visual tool to reveal hidden aspects of familiar spaces. In May, you can find 105 striped flags filling Espoo’s Tapionaukio square. Museum’s personnel have also striped vests.
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • mattiturunen
    Espoo, Finland8 contributions
    This exhibition centre is also called EMMA and is situated in Tapiola very near the metro station, only 1 kilometer from there. There are always many exhibitions at the same time. Last time we saw MIchael Jackson exhibition which was wort seeing
    Written 6 November 2019
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  • Davvebiegga
    Germany132 contributions
    Very nice and interesting nature center informing about the Nuuksio national park and finnish nature in general. Current exhibitioni LOL (Luonto on Laiffii = Nature is life) is real fun!
    Written 10 September 2019
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  • OutInTheNature
    Finland136 contributions
    Kaitalampi in Espoo is the perfect forest area and lake to escape the hustle and bustle of the capital area in Finland. Only about 35 minutes from Helsinki, Kaitalampi lake in Luukki recreation area provides nice trails and several cooking shelters for spending a day outdoors.
    Written 24 April 2020
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  • Feier L
    1 contribution
    This is a nice place to enjoy life and spend summer time with families. There is a beautiful lake and a small cafeteria near here.
    Written 23 July 2021
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland5,373 contributions
    Leppävaara is a major traffic hub by the local railwayline from Helsinki connecting vastly scattered Espoo suburbs with busses. There is a steady flow of customers as all the shops in the area including several supermarkets are concentrated here. The older building with large escalators has a cozy atmosphere with lots of cafeterias and restaurants.
    Written 1 February 2021
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    Espoo Cathedral is a medieval stone church from the 1480s.

    The interior is exceptionally beautiful. The vaults and walls of the older parts are decorated with striking murals.
    Written 21 January 2020
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  • Adventure
    Helsinki, Finland82 contributions
    A nice little museum only 20 minutes or so outside Helsinki. It's an old farm house dating from the beginning of the 1800's. There are about 12 buildings to visit. The main house had an exhibition about Finnish bee keeping as well as a little gift shop. A small dwelling was decked out in the style of the late 1800's and early 1900's. Members of the museum staff were very knowledgeable and were ready to offer their help and answer questions. A little cafe was avaliable and they had chickens and sheep for the children to look at. A nice little place for a hours visit.
    Written 17 August 2021
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  • KaroliinaK74
    Southern Finland, Finland74 contributions
    The place is nice and something that has been missing in this area. Anyway, the outside pools are really really crowded. The entrance from outside to the showers always smells like a wet dog.
    Children love it.
    Written 24 July 2018
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    Tapiola is one of the major urban centers of Espoo. The name Tapiola is derived from Tapio, who is the forest god of Finnish mythology.

    Tapiola was largely constructed in the 1950s and 1960s and was designed as a garden city. Its architecture and landscaping combine urban living with nature.

    Since our last visit in 2018, there have come many new buildings. The mall Ainoa is ready. However, many of the older concrete buildings show signs of decay and are in desperate need of reconstruction.

    Tapiola is the location of the Espoo Cultural Center, the Espoo Museum of Modern Art (EMMA), the Espoo City Museum, and the Espoo City Theatre.
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • Mohito
    Helsinki, Finland21 contributions
    I were Camping there with my friend and our kids. We didnt stay at camping area, we were staying In the forest next by the lake.
    There is many places to stay In the forest, i recommend to find your own cool place to stay, instead of boring camping area.

    There is free toilets and drinking water 24/7 at the beach,kids big playground, restaurant, outdoor gym and other sports, and lots of stuff to do.

    Nature is beautiful, and it was easy place to go with small children.
    Written 9 December 2019
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