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Helsinki attractions

Attractions and interesting places for tourists in Helsinki.

Senate Square

The olderst building on the square Senate Square (Senaatintori) is the main square of Helsinki, the main attraction of the city. Most foreign tourists visit the Senate Square. Local residents like to spend free time here.

Helsinki cathedral

Helsinki  Cathedral The Cathedral of Helsinki (Helsingin tuomiokirkko) is the most recognizable building in the city, one of the main attractions of the Helsinki.

Esplanade Park

Esplanade Park photo Esplanade Park is the most famous park in Helsinki. Here like to spend free time local residents and tourists. In the park are often organized a variety of interesting events. In summer there is often live music. On the surrounding the park streets are located shops and cafes. For the first time the park was listed on the city plan in 1812.

Havis Amanda

large_havis_amanda_overal.jpg “Havis Amanda” is a fountain and sculpture, located between Market Square and Esplanade Park in Helsinki.

Helsinki Market Square

Helsinki Market Square (Kauppatori) is perhaps the most visited by tourist square of the Helsinki. Square is located in the heart of the city, on the bank of Baltic Sea. From this place depart ferries to the islands Suomenlinna and Korkeasaari (Helsinki Zoo). There are ferry terminals of the Helsinki passenger port near the square.

“Temppeliaukion kirkko” church

Temppeliaukion kirkko photo “Temppeliaukion kirkko” church (the name can be translated as Temple Square Church, also known as “The Church in the Rock”") is a Lutheran church, located in central Helsinki. “Temppeliaukion kirkko” church is one of the most visited attractions in the Helsinki.

Helsinki Zoo

Helsinki Zoo is located on a small island Korkeasaari, at a distance about one kilometer to east of the center of Helsinki. This is one of the most northerly and oldest zoos in the world. Helsinki “Korkeasaari” zoo has about 150 different animal species and 1,000 different plant species. Zoo collection provides an opportunity to get acquainted with the fauna of different regions of the Earth. The occupied area of the Helsinki Zoo is about 22 hectares. Zoo was founded in 1889.

Suomenlinna

“Suomenlinna” is one of the main attractions of the Helsinki. Each year this place is visited by about 700,000 people, mostly in the summer. “Suomenlinna” fortress is a popular holiday destination with tourists and residents of the Helsinki. Since 1991 Suomenlinna is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Amusement Park in Helsinki

huvipuisto Amusement park “Linnanmäki” is located approximately 2 kilometers north of Helsinki city center. This is one of the most visited places in the city, a popular place to spend free time for Helsinki citizens. The amusement Park “Linnanmäki” visited by more than one million people each year. In the amusement park “Linnanmäki” will be interesting to both children and adults.

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