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Sightseeing & Landmarks in Helsinki

Helsinki is sure to leave a lasting impression on its guests. This charming city boasts an array of attractions such as historical sites and grand structures minted with the city's other half, the ocean itself. It stretches along the Gulf of Finland, the easternmost projection of the Baltic Sea and includes many popular shopping places also like Old Market Hall, Hakaniemi Market, Market Square. Being the country's capital, it is the most populated of Finland’s cities and offers modern corporate attractions for the country’s cultural, educational, religious and political networks.

Helsinki Cathedral (Helsingin Tuomiokirkko)
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Helsinki Cathedral (Helsingin Tuomiokirkko)

Situated in the heart of the Helsinki city in the Kruununhaka neighbourhood the Helsinki Cathedral (Swedish: Helsingfors domkyrka) is a Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral of the Diocese of Helsinki. The cathedral was built in the nineteenth century in the honour of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia, the Grand Duke of Finland. It is one of the most iconic places in the city and represents a fine example of the neoclassical architecture.

Address: Unioninkatu 29, 00170 Helsinki, Finland

Kamppi Chapel (Kampin Kappeli)
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Kamppi Chapel (Kampin Kappeli)

The Kamppi Chapel (Swedish: Kampens kapell) is located at the Narinkka Square near the Kamppi shopping centre. Also known as "Chapel of Silence", it is a place where people can come together and experience absolute silence. The chapel receives everyone irrespective of their religion or caste and was declared as part of the World Design Capital program in 2012. The Chapel of Silence does not hold any official service but is open for discussions.

Address: Simonkatu 7, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki Olympic Stadium (Helsingin Olympiastadion)
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Helsinki Olympic Stadium (Helsingin Olympiastadion)

Mostly used as a destination for sports, events and concerts, the Helsinki Olympic Stadium (Swedish: Helsingfors Olympiastadion) is the largest stadium in Finland. Situated in the Töölö district, this stadium is mostly noted for being the venue of the Summer Olympics in 1952 and is the home stadium of the Finland national football team. Currently the stadium has been closed and will reopen in 2019 after renovation.

Address: Paavo Nurmen tie 1, 00250 Helsinki, Finland

Parliament House (Eduskuntatalo)
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Parliament House (Eduskuntatalo)

Parliament House (Swedish: Riksdagshuset) is the official seat of the Parliament of Finland and is located in the Töölö district. This impressive place can accommodate around 200 people and has 14 Corinthian columns in its main façade. The architectural style is a wonderful blend of Neoclassicism and twentieth-century modernism. Spread across five floors this place also have a café near its Visitor’s centres.

Address: Mannerheimintie 30, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Senate Square (Senaatintori)
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Senate Square (Senaatintori)

Senate Square (Swedish: Senatstorget) is the city's centre for arts, culture, religion, politics and education. It exhibits snow sculptures and art displays as well as playing host to several festivals and concerts. Bounded by four majestic buildings - Helsinki Cathedral, the University of Helsinki, the National Library of Finland and Government Palace, Senate Square is highlighted by its neoclassical architecture. In the middle of the square is the statue of Tsar Alexander II of Russia. Tourists flock around this attraction for a remarkably authentic take on Helsinki.

Address: 00170 Helsinki, Finland

Suomenlinna
Suomenlinna

Suomenlinna

Suomenlinna (Swedish: Sveaborg) is a sea fortress recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Viapori, as called by Finns, is popular among tourists and locals for picnics, sightseeing and enjoying the parks and the sea. Suomenlinna is open all year round and can be reached by a regular ferry through Helsinki city transportation system, or by waterbuses from the pier at Market Square.

Address: C 40, FI-00190 Suomenlinna, Finland

The Sibelius Monument
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The Sibelius Monument

This imposing monument lies in the Sibelius Park and is devoted to Finnish composer and violinist Jean Sibelius. The structure is made up of welded steel and is shaped to resemble the organ pipes. It is a popular attraction in the city which is visited by millions of tourists every year. This monument which incorporates around 600 pipes is located in the Töölö district in the city.

Address: Sibeliuksen puisto, Mechelininkatu, 00250 Helsinki, Finland

Kallio Church (Kallion kirkko)
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Kallio Church (Kallion kirkko)

The Kallio Church (Swedish: Berghälls kyrka)) is one of the most striking landmarks of Helsinki. A Lutheran church located in Kallio district is made up of grey granite. This church was completed in the year 1912. The structure of the church signifies the Romantic nationalism in Finland while its insides illustrate beautiful murals of the Art Nouveau style. Today, it is a popular venue for organising music concerts and plays.

Address: Itäinen Papinkatu 2, 00530 Helsinki, Finland

Finlandia Hall (Finlandia-talo)
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Finlandia Hall (Finlandia-talo)

The Finlandia Hall is a noted congress and event venue which serves as a perfect destination for organising festivals, exhibitions, concerts, business events, etc. Designed by famous architect Alvar Aalto this building is the property of the City of Helsinki. This place incorporates Helsinki Hall, Main Auditorium, Terrace Hall, Aurora Hall, Elissa Hall, Veranda, Finlandia Restaurant and Cafe Veranda in its premises.

Address: Mannerheimintie 13 e, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Temppeliaukio Church (Temppeliaukion Kirkko)
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Temppeliaukio Church (Temppeliaukion Kirkko)

Known for being the church built into solid rock, Temppeliaukio Church (Swedish: Tempelplatsens kyrka) a Lutheran church is certainly one of a kind. Natural light pours in from the church's glazed dome; the rough-stoned interiors amplify each echo the choir makes. Visited by about half million curious tourists each year, it is a glorious interpretation of strong faith at one with nature. Located in the district of Töölö, this interesting Lutheran church is also a concert venue because of its raw sound quality acoustics.

Address: Lutherinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

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