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Aleksanterinkatu street

Submitted by Visit Plus on Fri, 07/27/2012 - 17:02

“Aleksanterinkatu” Street is one of the most famous streets in the Helsinki (Finland). Street is located in the heart of the city and laid from east to west from the waterfront to the Mannerheim Street (Mannerheimintie) and Stockmann department store. Aleksanterinkatu Street passes the Senate Square near the Cathedral and the University of Helsinki. There are many popular stores on the street. This street is decorated with festive lights during the celebration of Christmas.

Originally the street had name “Suurkatu” (Grand Street), but was renamed in honor of Emperor Alexander I after his death. The locals often call it “Aleksi”. Near the Aleksanterinkatu street is Esplanade Park, Market Square, Helsinki Railway Station.

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