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Helsinki’s Market Square is one of the most famous spots of the city. The booths here sell traditional market foods and treats, as well as handicrafts and souvenirs. Try your local cherries, fresh shrimp or go people watching at this vibrant part of town.
Eteläranta, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
This is the most important square of Helsinki. You will find the most prominent buildings are located here including the Helsinki Cathedral. You recognise the cathedral by its tall green dome surround by four smaller domes. It is one of Europe’s finest neo-classical squares. In the middle of the square you will find a statue of Tsar Nicolas II. He was not very popular in Russia, but in Finland he was loved my many.
Unioninkatu 29, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
This stone Lutheran church is a icon landmark in Helsinki and one of the most popular tourist attraction in the city. It is visited by half a million people a year. This structure has been build straight into the rock itself which mean you will find a unique piece of architecture and great acoustics.
Lutherinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
This prominent cathedral sits on top of a hill overlooking the city centre. It claims to be the largest orthodox church in Western Europe. The main dome represents the sacred heart of Jesus Christ, while the smaller ones represent the apostels. It was designed by a Russian architect and the structure was completed in 1868.
Kanavakatu 1, 00160 Helsinki, Finland
If you are the type of traveller that wants to do it independently you might want to consider taking tram 2 or 3 through the city of Helsinki. Both of these trams are ideal to take as they go all over the city centre. Depending on where you dock the tram probably will not come straight to the pier, but you can pick it up in the city centre.
The tourist information of Helsinki is always on the spot. You will find several locations throughout the city and at the cruise berths where they offer their facilities. Even when you need more information and you are already in the city you can find them at their main office.
Pohjoisesplanadi 19, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
The Sibelius park you will find this monument that is dedicated to the world famous composer Jean Sibelius. It was unveiling in 1967. It consists of more than 572 hollow steel pipes that are all welded together in a wave-life pattern. The purpose of the artist was to capture the essence on the music of Sibelius.
Sibeliuksen puisto, Mechelininkatu, 00250 Helsinki, Finland
Over 125.000 images, 75.000 objects and 45.000 drawings make up the collection of the Design Museum. It has tons of exhibitions about Finnish Fashion, Finnish form, Ceramics, Furniture and basically anything that can explain the development of Finnish design.
Korkeavuorenkatu 23, 00130 Helsinki, Finland
Heureka is the Finnish Science Centre. Discover the exciting world of science and technology by experimenting. It has a wide range of thematic exhibitions and a permanent main exhibition. The museum is for all ages, but the focus is on children.
Tiedepuisto 1, 01300 Vantaa, Finland
You will find the Helsinki city museum on the charming Sofiankatu street in the city centre. The museum is focused on telling stories about Helsinki’s past. Their vision: Everyone has the oppurtunity to fall in love with Helsinki.
Aleksanterinkatu 16, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
This Atheneum is the basic part of the Finnish National Gallery. It houses the largest collections of art in Finland with more than 20.000 pieces or work from the 1750’s to 1950’s.
Kaivokatu 2, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
In the city centre you will find this incredible museum. It presents the very latest works in contemporary art. It currently has 8500 works in the collection. Miasma focuses mainly on words by Finnish artists as well as artists living in nearby countries.
Mannerheiminaukio 2, 00100 Helsinki, Finland