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  • Bülent A
    Turkey10 contributions
    The Fortress and the museums in there are stiking . There are local inhabitants too so be careful while looking around .Got impressed with the weapons and sub-marine .Store some energy and have some breaks at the Cafe's there .A lot to waşlk finish till Kings Gate.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Suresh C
    Charlotte, North Carolina, United States876 contributions
    This is the best place that I visited out of my two days trip to Helsinki. Rocky walls and metallic looking ceiling makes the difference to ones we normally go as church. We are lucky to witness choir and opera - it was more a practice event, but accoustic, music and the environment was excellent. Very nominal fee for entrance - escape from cold outside as well for a good time that we spent there.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • Pedro S
    Sao Paulo, SP29 contributions
    Finnish natural in a nutshell! The island is an open museum with historical buildings relocated there and a stunning natural landscape—a great place to walk around and taste the old time's lifestyle.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Pedro S
    Sao Paulo, SP29 contributions
    Beautiful church in a lovely square. It's a must in the city for its surroundings. The new architecture is unique and since it's located in higher ground, there's also a worth view.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Herman R
    4 contributions
    Well worth the visit: excellent lunch options, meat, fish, veggie or just a nice cup of coffee with some baked delicacies.
    Try the reindeer kebab...
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland5,373 contributions
    When hard times seem to follow each other it is good to know that somebody will listen to your worries. The chapel is open every day offering ecumenically help from professional people regardless of your own religion or even lack of it. Recently renovated though only 10 years old the wooden building was designed as part of the Design Capital project by Mikko Summanen.
    Written 6 March 2022
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  • Thomas W
    Copenhagen, Denmark52 contributions
    A small walk uphill towards the golden domes. Church looks a bit run down from outside. Inside is better, with much to see.
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • MohammedRajak
    Glasgow, UK126 contributions
    Happy Place, the open area was a buzz with street performers and street cafe. Made the place more relaxing and entertaining. If I had to paint a picture it would be picturesque.
    Written 23 January 2022
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  • Suresh C
    Charlotte, North Carolina, United States876 contributions
    This is our first place to visit part of our two day tour in Helsinki. Pretty one - very colorful giving that scandinavian (ok, part of central asian) look. It is a short walk from the Helsinki station. Since it is a central place - we seen political slogans or protests displays - took away the tourism spirit a little. Good one for a photo opportunity.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • B M
    Great Yarmouth, UK1,056 contributions
    Although we didn't have the need to use this station,, it was still worth takipart of our site seeing trip around the city,, The station building dominates the square, very impressive,, there's trams running along the the front,, .. we enjoy a coffee in a coffee bar across from the station,,
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • RCS3rd
    Wellesley, MA1,107 contributions
    Markets are always fun to visit to check out local made wares as well as local food, this market offered a nice mix of both combined with sit down eateries. The seafood offerings were plentiful. The Hakaniemi market hall was currently under renovation but the market is temporary in a building next door. There were a few vendors set up outside as well. We can imagine that there are more vendors during warmer months.

    It was a fun place to grab a bite to eat. We had a delicious shrimp sandwich (it was a large sandwich) and a smoked salmon on rye bread, accompanied with wine. Only one red and one white was available, served by the glass.
    Written 2 November 2019
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  • Adventure
    Helsinki, Finland82 contributions
    If you go to the Kauppatori (Outside Market) at this time of year you will find that it is The annual Herring Market. Always held during the first full week in October, the market has been happening just about every year since 1743. I decided to go and have a look this year as it is usually a wonderful atmosphere. Of course this year was slightly different because of the pandemic. Usually lots of little fishing boats are set out along the harbour, selling all flavours of spiced herrings. This year I counted only about 10 fishing boats all clustered at one end of the harbour and this year they did not allow customers to taste the herring before buying. But non the less the atmosphere was although less crowded, very much the same as in past years. The herrings are sold in little plastic tubs weighing about 250 grms, of which the fish content is about 150 grms. The price is usually this year about 8 euros (A bit expensive I think), although they do reductions if you buy 3 tubs, the cheapest I found was 5 euros per tub. They sell all kinds of flavours from garlic herrings to the usual "Glassmaker's herring" to Mustard, onion or dill herrings, I have seen Brandy herring and even coffee spiced herring in the past but this year the flavours seemed quite conservative. There is always a competition to find the best herring between the different sellers or the newest taste. Also you can find sweet Archipelago breads and other spiced preserves. The normal market is always worth a visit at any time of year, well except for winter when there can only be 2 or 3 tents set up in the coldest of weather. Now they were selling all kinds of Autumn products from Sea Blackthorn juice to apples and mushrooms. All in all a nice visit.
    Written 9 October 2020
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland5,373 contributions
    Leaving coat and bag at the lockers anybody can enter to admire the exquisite building which forms a part of C.L.Engel's empire style city plan for Helsinki. The library was already established in Turku in 1640 under the Swedish rule but moved to the capital to serve the new university. On the shelves you will find books also in other languages besides the national two. It is possible to climb up the rotunda, but some chambers are reserved only for research.
    Written 15 March 2022
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  • Chris_Orleans
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia233 contributions
    For those keen of architecture and design it s a must do priority in Helsinki
    Wonderful exquise house and interiors showing private life of Alvar Aalto and wife, work place and garden . The very beginning of minimalist Scandinavian design in the late 1920s 1930s . Love it except entrance fees exrrem6 expensive
    Written 13 September 2021
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland5,373 contributions
    Finlands largest stone church was designed by A.E.Melander in 1891 on a hill where Midsummer fires used to be burned. This tradition nowadays loosely connected to St.John the Baptist is still the seasonal highlight at summer equinox. The interior is rather opulent for Evangelic-Lutherans decorated with Italian wood carvings, grand chandeliers, stained glass rose windows and an altar piece by renowned painter Eero Järnefelt. Renovation is due to finish in Autumn 2022 but the church is open under the scaffolding.
    Written 21 March 2022
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