Architectural Buildings in Helsinki

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Architectural Buildings in Helsinki

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  • John G
    4 contributions
    Great point to see the best od the country, becouse we had a fantastic time where we were happy here.
    Written 1 January 2024
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  • MeganMunro
    Toronto, Canada1,319 contributions
    A grand building that is both functional and beautiful.
    It is a gorgeous train station that is so clean, orderly and has the most beautiful Burger King you'll see anywhere...trust me.
    We were astonished by how quiet and calm it was - even though it is a working central hub.
    Written 29 December 2023
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  • BharathiMani
    Bengaluru, India3,160 contributions
    Oh what jewels to be found inside. This is a big library with 7-8 levels. It's a book readers paradise for sure!
    Entry is free. You need to leave your coats, umbrellas and food etc at the ground floor. There are free lockers.
    The building from inside is beautiful, with gorgeous frescoes.
    The library is spic and span and well organised. Many places to sit and read in silence.
    There is a cafe downstairs but didn't check it out. Clean restrooms.
    A week is not enough in such a place.
    Written 23 March 2023
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  • TheShis
    Tel Aviv, Israel39,612 contributions
    This is a fantastic looking church, which is probably the most impressive and beautiful in the city.
    Written 22 October 2023
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  • Philip H
    London, UK64 contributions
    Fantastic place! Honestly doesn't look like it would be anything special from the outside, however inside is just delightful! the staff are so friendly and the views on the harbour are divine in the sunshine. It is quite hard to get there at the moment with the building works but worth the walk
    Written 22 October 2023
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  • TAMAN1951
    Liberty Lake, WA6,615 contributions
    Lovely structure home to the local opera.

    We were told it’s free to residents which is absolutely awesome.

    Beautiful building in its own right.
    Written 27 December 2023
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland6,406 contributions
    When the Ulrika Eleonora Church was demolished for the future site of Senate Square to build the Helsinki Cathedral the Old Church was constructed in 1826. All the plans were by the architect C.L. Engel himself, creator of the Neo Classical city center resembling St.Petersburg so much it has been used in Hollywood films. Built from heavy wooden logs after the Czar's orders most of the interior was moved from Ulrika Eleonora like the pulpit with gilded decorations dating back to 1726. A grander organ was later ordered and the plain cross substituted with Robert Ekman's altarpiece. Though the church was aimed to be temporary it is now the oldest in Helsinki and hasn't luckily never been burnt down.
    Written 29 March 2021
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  • Dorrith Z
    Helvoirt, The Netherlands2,034 contributions
    At the large Senate square you not only find the Senate building, also the Palace of the Prime minister, the Dom Cathedral, as well as the main building of The Helsinki University and the Sederholm house, Bock House and the lovely Havis Amanda Statue.
    Written 15 December 2019
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  • Linda B
    Raleigh, NC2,211 contributions
    Once I read about the exterior of this old building, I had to find it! It is covered with carved beasts of all sorts and gargoyles which are taken from legend and folklore of Finland. I suppose it was the insurance company's reminder that beasts are out there and let us insure you!
    Written 8 August 2019
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland6,406 contributions
    The Bank of Finland displays its art collection to the public only once a year, the exhibition was now extended over three days as people have been queuing around the block. There is a long historical connection between finance and art in Finland as we had our own currency and banknotes designed by famous architect Eliel Saarinen before the independence from Russia. Established in 1811 the Bank has allways made its aim to collect living artists many of whom have become central figures in their field like Akseli Gallen-Kallela.
    Written 1 October 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
    Mäntyniemi is one of the three official residences of the President of Finland, besides the Presidential Palace next to the Market Square and the summer residence Kultaranta in Naantali.

    When President Kekkonen fell ill in 1981, the official residence Tamminiemi was set aside for him. The Government decided to build a new Presidential residence in the Meilahti district of Helsinki. It was designed by renowned Finnish architects Reima and Raili Pietilä. The construction work was completed in 1993.

    Four Finnish presidents have lived there: Mauno Koivisto, Martti Ahtisaari, Tarja Halonen, and Sauli Niinistö.

    The residence is not open to public and very little can be seen from outside.
    However, there is a beautiful Maila Talvio Park in front of the residence. Also, the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum is located nearby.
    Written 15 September 2020
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland6,406 contributions
    The great Art Nouveau palace by Gustav Nyström from 1900 has remained quite unaltered also indoors though different small businesses rent the space temporarily. Protected by law as a National Monument the half vacant red brick beauty has a better future ahead. Stora Enso paper mill company situated in the iconic Alvar Aalto "Sugarcube" nearby will build new imposing head quarters in wood at the waterfront and the general plan with public areas includes the prestigious old Customs House too.
    Written 31 January 2021
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  • Lena Ja Vlad A
    1 contribution
    Soon meeting will be there! I’m pretty sure after few days all roads will be closed for regular visitors.
    Written 1 July 2018
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland6,406 contributions
    The impressive late 19th century palace at the corner of Diana Park held last the offices of the National Board of Customs. Now most of the block consisting of several interesting buildings from different architectural periods is under renovation. The window by the male statues belongs to the ashtonishing showroom of Skanno furniture company which is open for customers through the newly painted staircase.
    Written 23 August 2021
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland6,406 contributions
    Bears are a common subject in Finnish sculptures, there are several granite statues of them in Helsinki's public parks. This pair guards the entrance to a typical Töölö apartment building from the 1920's. The presumed author is Juho Feliks Talvia.
    Written 28 October 2021
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