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Ateneumin Taidemuseo
The best traditional Finnish art is housed in this splendid neoclassical...
Museums / Galleries Helsinki
 
Cygnaeuksen Galleria
This diminutive gallery, in a cottage with a tower overlooking...
Museums / Galleries Helsinki
 
Designmuseo
The best of Finnish design can be seen here in displays of furnishings...
Museums / Galleries Helsinki
 
Eduskuntatalo
The imposing, colonnaded, Eduskuntatalo stands near Mannerheim's...
Government Buildings Helsinki
 
Ehrensvärd Museo
This museum is named for Augustin Ehrensvärd, the military architect...
Museums / Galleries Helsinki
 
Finlandiatalo
This white, winged concert hall was one of Alvar Aalto's last...
Arts / Performance Venues Helsinki
 
Gulf of Finland Archipelago
In winter Finns walk across the frozen sea with dogs and even...
Neighborhoods / Streets Helsinki
 
Havis Amanda
This fountain's brass centerpiece, a young woman perched on rocks...
Fountains Helsinki
 
Helsingin Taidehalli
Here you'll see the best of contemporary Finnish art, including...
Museums / Galleries Helsinki
 
Hietalahden Tori
The brick market hall is crammed with vendors selling fish, flowers...
Markets / Bazaars Helsinki
 
Jugendsali
In a former bank building from 1906, the Helsinki City Tourist...
Information Centers Helsinki
 
Kaivopuisto
This large, shady, path-filled park was once the site of a popular...
Parks Helsinki
 
Kauppatori
At this Helsinki institution, open year-round, wooden stands...
Markets / Bazaars, Squares Helsinki
 
Kaupungintalo
The light-blue building on Pohjoisesplanadi (North Esplanade)...
Government Buildings Helsinki
 
Korkeasaari Eläintarha
Snow leopards and reindeer like the cold climate here, at one...
Zoos / Aquariums Helsinki
 
Linnanmäki
Helsinki's amusement park, to the north of the city, can be reached...
Amusement Parks Helsinki
 
Mannerheim Museo
Marshal Carl Gustaf Mannerheim (1867–1951) was a complex character...
Museums / Galleries Helsinki
 
Mannerheimin Patsas
Shown atop a horse, the Marshal Carl Gustaf Mannerheimgazes down...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Helsinki
 
Mikael Agricolan Kirkko
Built in 1935 by Lars Sonck, this church is named for the Finnish...
Religious Sites Helsinki
 
Nykytaiteenmuseo (Kiasma)
Praised for the boldness of its curved steel shell but condemned...
Museums / Galleries Helsinki
 
Obeliski Keisarinnan Kivi
This obelisk with a double-headed golden eagle, used by Imperial...
Memorials / Monuments Helsinki
 
Olympiastadion
At this stadium built for the 1952 Games, you can take a lift...
Sports Venues Helsinki
 
Pörssitalo
Although the stock trading is now done electronically, the beautiful...
Financial Institutions Helsinki
 
Presidentinlinna
The long history of this edifice mirrors the history of Finland...
Castles / Palaces Helsinki
 
Rautatieasema
This outdoor square and the adjoining train station are the city's...
Transportation Sites Helsinki
 
Senaatintori
The harmony of the three buildings flanking Senaatintori exemplifies...
Squares Helsinki
 
Seurasaaren Ulkomeseo
The Seurasaari Outdoor Museum was founded in 1909 to preserve...
Museums / Galleries Helsinki
 
Sibeliuksen Puisto
The Sibelius-Monumentti (Sibelius Monument) itself is worth the...
Parks Helsinki
 
Sinebrychoffin Taidemuseo
The wealthy Russian Sinebrychoffs owned a brewing company and...
Museums / Galleries Helsinki
 
Suomen Kansallismuseo
Architect Eliel Saarinen and his partners combined the language...
Museums / Galleries Helsinki
 
Suomen Kansallisooppera
Grand gilded operas, classical ballets, and booming concerts...
Arts / Performance Venues Helsinki
 
Suomen Kansallisteatteri
Productions in the three theaters here are in Finnish. The elegant...
Arts / Performance Venues Helsinki
 
Suomen Rakennustaiteen Museo
Stop in to buy an architectural map of Helsinki that includes...
Museums / Galleries Helsinki
 
Suomenlinna
A former island fortress, Suomenlinna is a perennially popular...
Islands Helsinki
 
Svenska Teatern
Dating from 1827, the first wooden theater on this site was considered...
Arts / Performance Venues Helsinki
 
Tähtitorninvuori
Named for the astronomical observatory within its borders, this...
Parks Helsinki
 
Temppeliaukio Kirkko
Topped with a copper dome, the church looks like a half-buried...
Religious Sites Helsinki
 
Tuomiokirkko
The steep steps and green domes of the church dominate Senaatintori...
Religious Sites Helsinki
 
Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi
The grand house overlooking Seurasaari from the mainland is where...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions, Architectural Sites, Tours Helsinki
 
Uspenski Katedraali
Perched atop a small rocky cliff over the North Harbor in Katajanokka...
Religious Sites Helsinki
 
Vanha Kauppahalli
Piles of colorful fish roe, marinated Greek olives, and much...
Markets / Bazaars Helsinki
 
Wanha Satama
Despite its old-brick-warehouse appearance, this is actually...
Stores / Malls Helsinki
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