Not Enough Time For Helsinki? 05/2011

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    Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland. It has a population of around 600,000. It is a modern city with a mix of old and new architecture. Helsinki is often ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world.

    Helsinki is a great place to visit for a variety of reasons. Here are a few of the things you can do in Helsinki:

    • Visit the Suomenlinna Fortress: This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Helsinki. The fortress was built in the 18th century and is located on a group of islands in the Helsinki Harbour.
    • Explore the Old Town: The Old Town of Helsinki is a charming historic district. It is home to a number of historical landmarks, including the Helsinki Cathedral, the Town Hall, and the Market Square.
    • Take a walk along the waterfront: Helsinki has a beautiful waterfront. It is perfect for a walk or bike ride. You can take a ferry to Suomenlinna or one of the other islands in the Helsinki Harbour.
    • Visit the museums: Helsinki has a number of museums, including the National Museum of Finland, the Ateneum Art Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.
    • Enjoy the nightlife: Helsinki has a vibrant nightlife scene. It offers a number of bars, clubs, and restaurants that stay open late.
    • Go shopping: Helsinki has a number of shops, boutiques, and department stores. You can find everything from Finnish design to international brands.

    Helsinki is a great city to visit for a weekend getaway or a longer vacation. It offers something for everyone.

    1. Uspenski Cathedral (Uspenskin katedraali) in Helsinki is an Eastern Orthodox cathedral.

    Uspenskin katedraali

    2. Monument to russian tsar Alexander II who also was the King of Finland from 1855 to 1881.

    Alexander II

    3. Helsinki Cathedral (Helsingin tuomiokirkko) – main Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral. It was completed in 1852.

    Helsingin tuomiokirkko

    4. Atlases at the main entrance of Helsinki Central Station (Helsingin päärautatieasema).

    Helsingin päärautatieasema

    5. Nice looking building of the Stockmann mall (Helsingin keskusta).

    Helsingin keskusta

    6. Nokia is everywhere in Finland – even the production of TV-sets.

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