16 Sights in Espoo, Finland (with Map and Images)

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1. Espoo Cathedral

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Espoo Cathedral J-P Kärnä / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Espoo Cathedral is a medieval stone church in Espoo, Finland, and the seat of the Diocese of Espoo of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. The cathedral is located in the district of Espoon keskus, near the Espoonjoki river. The oldest parts of the church were completed in the 1480s and it is thus the oldest preserved building in the city. The church became a cathedral in 2004 after the Diocese of Espoo was split off from the Diocese of Helsinki. The cathedral grounds include a graveyard, a vicarage and a parish hall completed in 1995. In addition to being the seat of the Diocese of Espoo, it serves as the church for the Espoo Cathedral Parish and hosts various concerts and other events including the "Organ Night and Aria" concert series.

Wikipedia: Espoo Cathedral (EN), Website

2. The Finnish nature centre Haltia

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Haltia Nature Centre in Finland is a nature centre opened in May 2013 at the Solva Institute of Sport near Nuxio National Park in Espoo, Nuxio District. The centre was built by real estate company NuuxyoCentre Ltd. whose shareholders include the Forest Board, the city of Espoo and Solvanedre Abu. The activities of the Nature Centre are jointly funded by the Forest Commission and Solvanayanedreab, and are carried out in six suburbs: Espoo, Helsinki, Meili, Kiernan, the Wana River and Igi Island. Finland's Nature Exhibition Center is open to both close and long-distance tourists. The Haltia building was designed by architect Lena Mahramet. The Nature Center received a donation of 1 million euros from the Jane and Atos Erko Foundation.

Wikipedia: Suomen luontokeskus Haltia (FI), Website

3. Lake Bodom murder site

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The Lake Bodom murders is one of the most infamous unsolved homicide cases in Finnish criminal history. On 5 June 1960, at Bodom Lake in Espoo, Uusimaa, Maila Björklund and Anja Mäki and Seppo Boisman (18) were killed by stabbing and blunt-force trauma to their heads while sleeping inside a tent. The fourth youth, Nils Gustafsson, then aged 18, was found outside the tent with broken facial bones and stab wounds. Despite extensive investigations, the perpetrator was never identified and various theories on the killer's identity have been presented over the years. Gustafsson was unexpectedly arrested on suspicion of committing the murders in 2004, but he was found not guilty the following year.

Wikipedia: Lake Bodom murders (EN)

4. Espoonlahden kirkko

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Espoonlahti Church is a Lutheran church situated in Espoonlahti, Espoo, Finland. It was designed by architects Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen, architects of the Rock Church, who were also members of the Espoonlahti congregation. The groundstone for the church was set in August 1979 and the building was completed in 1980. The organs were built and assembled in 1983. As the number of members in the congregation grew rapidly, additional rooms were soon needed. This new phase of building was completed in 1987, also by the architects Suomalainen.

Wikipedia: Espoonlahti Church (EN)

5. EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

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The EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, is a major art museum in Espoo in southern Finland. After the founding of Espoo Art Museum Foundation in September 2002, EMMA opened its doors for visitors in 2006. With its 5000 square metre exhibition space, it is the largest museum in the whole of Finland. The permanent exhibition presents a selection from The Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection and the other half the changing domestic and international exhibitions.

Wikipedia: EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art (EN)

6. Otaniemen vesitorni

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The Otaniemi water tower is a structure designed by the well-known Finnish architect Alvar Aalto in 1971. The water tower is located in Otaniemi area, Espoo, Finland. The total capacity of the tower is 6000 m³. It rises to a height of 45 meters. It is Otaniemi's principal landmark, and consists of two stacked elements - the water storage tank and a free-form, five-story building constructed underneath containing the technical spaces and offices.

Wikipedia: Otaniemi water tower (EN)

7. Uranus

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The Pajamäki Solar System Scale Model is a scale model of the Solar System built in Helsinki and partly in Espoo, Finland in 1992. Its scale is 1:1 000, i.e. one to one billion, so that 1 millimeter in the model corresponds to 1 000 kilometers in the actual Solar System. The coordinates given for the model are those for the Sun in Patterinmäki.

Wikipedia: Pajamäki Solar System Scale Model (EN), Website

8. Haukilahden vesitorni

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The Haukilahti water tower is located in Haukilahti in southern Espoo, Finland. The water tower was built in 1968 and is owned by the Espoo waterworks. The diameter of the tower is 45.3 m and it has two water containers—one inside the other—with a total volume of 4100 m³. The height of the tower is 45.3 m and from sea level 76.3 m.

Wikipedia: Haukilahti water tower (EN)

9. Glims

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Glims Farmstead Museum is a museum located in Espoo, Finland and a branch of the Espoo City Museum. Glims tells about farming culture and rural life in the past centuries. The Glims farm was still a working farm in the beginning of the 20th century and it has been a museum since 1958. The museum area is located next to Jorvi Hospital.

Wikipedia: Glims Farmstead Museum (EN), Website

10. Espoo Car Museum

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Espoo Car Museum is located in Espoo, north of Lake Bodominjärvi, a few kilometers from Ring Road III. It is also called the Pakankylä Car Museum after the name of the village. The museum records Finnish road traffic history, preserves both conservationable and restored vehicles and presents them to the public.

Wikipedia: Espoon Automuseo (FI), Website

11. Espoonlahden vesitorni

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The Espoonlahti water tower is located in the Saunalahti district of Espoo, north of Länsiväylä, near the Nöykkiö residential area. The water tower was designed by Earth and Water. The water tower has four water tanks of 2,000 cubic meters. The tower was built in 1993.

Wikipedia: Espoonlahden vesitorni (FI)

12. Biogenesis

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Biogenesis Taideteos: Kuvanveistäjä Kimmo Kaivanto Valokuva: Htm / CC BY 3.0

Biogenesis is an environmental art designed by Finnish sculptor Kimo Kevano. The work, previously commissioned by the Finnish Sugar Company and named "Culture Limited", was erected in 1988 in the courtyard of Cultor headquarters at Kyrinport 2: 1 in West Pacilla, Helsinki.

Wikipedia: Biogenesis (taideteos) (FI)

13. Tapiolan kirkko

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Tapiolan kirkko J-P Kärnä / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Tapiola Church is a Lutheran church in the Tapiola district of Espoo, Finland. The modernist concrete building was designed by architect Aarno Ruusuvuori and opened in 1965. The church seats 600 people and is thus the largest in Espoo by capacity.

Wikipedia: Tapiola Church (EN)

14. Matasaaren kappeli

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Matasaari Chapel is one of the premises of Esbo svenska församling. The chapel is located in southwestern Espoo. It is part of the three-hectare Matasaari camp centre, which belongs to Soukka in the official district division of Espoo.

Wikipedia: Matasaaren kappeli (FI)

15. Gallen-Kallela Museum

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The Gallen-Kallela Museum, located in Tarvaspää, Espoo, Finland, and built between 1911 and 1913 was a home and studio for Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela. The atelier building has been a museum since 1961.

Wikipedia: Gallen-Kallela Museum (EN), Website

16. Suvelan kappeli

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Suvela Chapel is a chapel in Suvela, Espoo, which was completed in 2016. The chapel was designed by architect Anssi Lassila from OOPEAA Architects. With special arrangements, the chapel has a maximum of 270 seats.

Wikipedia: Suvelan kappeli (FI), Website


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