100 Sights in Helsinki, Finland (with Map and Images)

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1. Holy Trinity Church

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The Holy Trinity Church is a Finnish Orthodox Church located in the Kruununhaka district of Helsinki, on the corner of Unioninkatu and Rauhankatu. The church was built in the neo-classical style in 1826 under the direction of the architect Carl Ludvig Engel, and was dedicated and opened in the following year. The Holy Trinity services the city's orthodox community with Divine Liturgy held in both Church Slavic and Finnish.

Wikipedia: Holy Trinity Church, Helsinki (EN)

2. Suomenlinna Church

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The Suomenlinna Church in Helsinki, Finland, was built in 1854 as an Eastern Orthodox garrison church for the Russian troops stationed at the Suomenlinna sea fortress. The fortress comprises five islands joined together by bridges, and the church is the central feature on the island of Iso Mustasaari, located at its highest point. It is surrounded by other fortress buildings, but the old parade ground is immediately to the east, and a park lies immediately to the south. It is oriented southwest to northeast so that it would align with the Crownwork Ehrensvärd defense front located to the southwest of the church.

Wikipedia: Suomenlinna Church (EN)

3. Helsinki Cathedral

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Helsinki Cathedral is the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral of the Diocese of Helsinki, located in the neighborhood of Kruununhaka in the centre of Helsinki, Finland, at the Senate Square. The church was originally built from 1830 to 1852 as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland, Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. It was also known as St Nicholas's Church until the independence of Finland in 1917. It is a major landmark of the city, and possibly the most famous structure in Finland as a whole when viewed globally.

Wikipedia: Helsinki Cathedral (EN), Website

4. Havis Amanda

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Havis Amanda Jean-Pierre Dalbéra from Paris, France / CC BY 2.0

Havis Amanda is a fountain and a statue in Helsinki, Finland by the sculptor Ville Vallgren (1855–1940). The work was modelled in 1906 in Paris, and erected at its present location at the Market Square in Kaartinkaupunki in 1908. Today it is recognized as one of the most important and beloved pieces of art in Helsinki.

Wikipedia: Havis Amanda (EN), Website

5. Sibelius Monument

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The Sibelius Monument by Eila Hiltunen is dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865–1957). The monument is located at the Sibelius Park in the district of Töölö in Helsinki, the capital city of Finland.

Wikipedia: Sibelius Monument (EN), Website

6. Old Market Hall

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The Old Market Hall is a Helsinki-based market hall opened in 1889 and located on the South Shore near the Market Square. It is the oldest of the city's market halls. The building was designed by Gustaf Nyström.

Wikipedia: Vanha kauppahalli (FI), Website

7. Esplanadi Park

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Esplanadi, colloquially known as Espa, is an esplanade and urban park in downtown Helsinki, Finland, situated between the Erottaja square and the Market Square. It is bordered on its northern and southern sides by the Pohjoisesplanadi and Eteläesplanadi streets, respectively. Aleksanterinkatu runs parallel to Esplanadi. Esplanadi is well known as a popular walking area, and street performances are also often held in the park.

Wikipedia: Esplanadi (EN)

8. Munkkiniemen kirkko

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Munkinieme Church in Munkinieme, Helsinki, was inaugurated in 1954. Before Munkinieme Parish became independent in 1961, it served as the side church of Hopale Parish. The church was designed by architect Pauli Salma. The church is made of concrete and clean bricks. The floor of the church hall is stepped, and its position from the main door to the altar is getting smaller and smaller. Above the altar there is a skylight from which falling light is a key factor in other restored church spaces. The church entrance is special, and there is a vodka boat on it in the church hall. The asymmetric form of church space, the use of materials and lighting scheme are the characteristics of church architecture in 1950s. The church covers an area of 302 square meters and has seats for 440 people. There are bronze sculptures crucified on the altar wall by sculptor John Harpasalo. There is also a sermon hall at the lower part of the hall, on the plane of the floor. The church organ is 18 scales and was built in 1979 at the organ factory in Bugasala.

Wikipedia: Munkkiniemen kirkko (FI)

9. Vuoristorata

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Vuoristorata is a classic wooden roller coaster located at the Linnanmäki amusement park in Helsinki, Finland. It was built in the winter of 1950 by Linnanmäki's staff on the basis of drawings by Valdemar Lebech, a Danish builder specialising in fairground rides. The construction work was led by the Danish ride operator Svend Jarlström, who at the time owned most of Linnanmäki's rides. Opened on 13 July 1951, Vuoristorata was the largest roller coaster in the Nordic countries and the tallest in Europe at the time. Expected to last up to 15 years, it was originally designed as a temporary attraction for the amusement park, opened in 1950. One of the main reasons for its construction was to attract tourists from the 1952 Summer Olympics held in the city. Since then, its temporary status was renewed for extended periods, until it was eventually regarded as a permanent structure.

Wikipedia: Vuoristorata (EN)

10. The Kindergarten Museum

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The Kindergarten Museum Aukusti Heinonen / CC BY 4.0

The Kindergarten Museum, maintained by the Ebeneser Foundation, is the only professional museum in Finland specializing in the history of kindergarten work. The Kindergarten Museum was opened in the Ebeneser building designed by Wivi Lönn in Sörnäinen, Helsinki, in 1998. In 2009, a completely renewed permanent exhibition was opened. The exhibition begins on the first floor of the Ebeneser House, where, in addition to yard play at different seasons, the history of the Sörnäinen area is more commonly explored. The exhibition continues on the third floor of the building, where the history of kindergarten work and the cultural heritage of kindergartens are approached through architecture, play, work education, handicrafts and the pedagogy of Friedrich Fröbel. The exhibition is functional and its design pays special attention to children under school age.

Wikipedia: Lastentarhamuseo (FI), Website

11. Matti Heleniuksen puisto

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Matti Helenius Park is located in the Kallio district of Helsinki. It is built on a slope rising to the northeast behind the Kallio Library. The park is bordered on the west by Fleminginkatu, on the north by Agricolankatu, on the east by Porthaninkatu, and on the south by the library. The park received its current name in 1963 and covers an area of 0.4 hectares. Karhupuisto park is located on the west side of Matti Helenius Park, while Alli Trygg Park is located on the east side. Together, the parks form a green area of about 1.3 hectares.¹ Matti Helenius-Seppälä (1870–1920) was a Finnish temperance activist. Alli Trygg-Helenius was his spouse.

Wikipedia: Matti Heleniuksen puisto (FI)

12. The Stone of The Empress

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Keisarinnankivi is a monument located at the Market Square in Kaartinkaupunki in central Helsinki, Finland. The monument, designed by Carl Ludvig Engel, is the oldest public monument in Helsinki. It was revealed with celebrations on the name day of Nikolai on 18 December 1835 to commemorate the first visit to Helsinki by Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Emperor of Russia Nicholas I. The monument was erected at the spot where the imperial couple stepped ashore from the steamship Ischora on arrival in Helsinki on 10 June 1833. The monument was funded by a national collection of funds and by a grant given by the Imperial Senate of Finland.

Wikipedia: Keisarinnankivi (EN), Website

13. Kiikkujat

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Kiikkujat is a sculpture by Taisto Martiskainen in front of porolahti comprehensive school in Roihuvuori, Helsinki. It is also known as Recess. The statue was executed on the basis of a competition, but the nudity of the winning work aroused opposition and changes were wanted to it. It was only Wäinö Aaltonen's intervention in the matter with his authority that secured the realisation of the artist's vision. The statue is made of bronze and was completed in 1964. Wäinö Aaltonen considered the Kiikkujat statue to be the best statue in Helsinki. When Martiskainen won the sculpture competition, he was an 18-year-old sculpture student.

Wikipedia: Kiikkujat (FI)

14. Haltialan kotieläintila

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Haltialan kotieläintila Johanna Torppala / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Haltiala Livestock Farm is a farm owned by the City of Helsinki for recreational and educational use by city residents. The farm is located in Haltiala in Tuomarinkylä, looking from the Kartanonkoski rapids in Vantaa on the other side of the Vantaanjoki river. The actual task of the farm is to keep the fields that have been cultivated for centuries still in cultivation. The farm has a history dating back to the 1500s. From the 1800s onwards, the manor-like farm was owned by jakob Kavaleff, agricultural counsellor. The two-storey main building was destroyed by fire in the 1950s, but its stone foundation can still be seen.

Wikipedia: Haltialan kotieläintila (FI)

15. Ehrensvärd Museum

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The Ehrensvärd Museum is a special museum located in Suomenlinna. The museum is located in susisaari's Linnanpiha. It is housed in the former residence of the commandant of the fortress. The museum was opened in 1930. The museum is decorated to tell what the apartment of the master of the fortress looked like in the 1700s. Portraits, weapons and scale models of the archipelago fleet's ships are on display. In front of the museum is the tomb of Augustin Ehrensvärd. The museum is subordinate to the Governing Body of Suomenlinna and is maintained by the Ehrensvärd Society, which founded the museum in 1927.

Wikipedia: Ehrensvärd-museo (FI), Website

16. The Finnish Museum of Photography

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The Finnish Museum of Photographic Art is a museum of photographic state responsibility, located in the cable factory in Helsinki. The museum has a side office in Kamp Gallery as exhibition room K1. The mission of the museum is to promote and cherish the photographic art and culture of Finland. The museum was established at the initiative of photography industry organizations, and it began to operate in 1969. The museum is maintained by the Finnish Photographic Art Museum Foundation. In 2019, a total of 31,306 visitors visited the museum, of which 10,885 received free visits and 20,421 paid for admission.

Wikipedia: Suomen valokuvataiteen museo (FI), Website, Url

17. Studio Aalto

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The Studio Aalto is a house in the Tiilimäki neighbourhood of Munkkiniemi, Helsinki, which Alvar Aalto designed during 1955–56 to be the studio of his architect bureau. Due to a large number of commissions, the office needed more space in which to work. The studio is said to be one of his best buildings from the 1950s. Near the studio there is also Villa Aalto, the home of the Aaltos. Both the studio and the Villa are now part of the Alvar Aalto Museum, and they are open to the public. The Alvar Aalto Academy and Alvar Aalto Museum Architectural Heritage Department are housed in Studio Aalto.

Wikipedia: Studio Aalto (EN)

18. Helsinki Old Church

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The Old Church of Helsinki, designed by Carl Ludvig Engel and completed in 1826, is an Evangelical Lutheran church in Helsinki. The oldest existing church in central Helsinki, the church was originally planned as a temporary building as the Ulrika Eleonora Church constructed in 1727 had become too small for the congregation and the new church, Helsinki Cathedral, would not be completed until 1852. However, the city's rapid population growth from the early 19th century onwards ensured that the church would remain needed, and also necessitated the construction of many other churches.

Wikipedia: Helsinki Old Church (EN), Website

19. Tauno Palon puisto

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Tauno Fire Park is located in the Rocky District of Helsinki. To the north, it borders the streets of Helsinki, from where it is separated by shallow stone walls. In the south and west, the park area is raised as a slope with asphalt paved staircases/embankments for pedestrians, which is curved to the southwest and faces the junction of Alpine Street and Wallin Street. In the east, the park borders the courtyard of the apartment building. Cross the park along Helsinki Street and cross a Route 8. The park is located in Castle Hill and the midway station of Sports House.

Wikipedia: Tauno Palon puisto (FI)

20. Matteuksenkirkko

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St. Matthew's Church, or Itäkeskus Church, is a church in Vartiokylä, Helsinki, next to shopping centre Itis, completed in 1985. The church, designed by Veli-Pekka Tuominen and Stefan Ahlman, was completed in 1985 and was previously the main church of the Vartiokylä parish, until the parish abandoned the building in 2016 and switched to using vartiokylä church and Puotila chapel. Today, the church serves as the main church of the Swedish-speaking Matthew parish. The church was consecrated by Bishop Samuel Lehtonen on February 24, 1985.

Wikipedia: Matteuksenkirkko (FI)

21. The Hotel and Restaurant Museum

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The Hotel and Restaurant Museum Jean-Pierre Dalbéra from Paris, France / CC BY 2.0

The Hotel and Restaurant Museum specializes in the history of Finnish hotels, restaurants, cafés, tourism and culinary culture. The museum is located in Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki, Finland. The museum was first opened in 1971 but has operated in its present premises since 1993. The museums collection includes about 20,000 artifacts and other objects from restaurants, bars, diners, spas and hotels. Museum's archives include about 38,000 photographs, menus and other documents. Museum also takes care of the Alko store museum's collection.

Wikipedia: Hotel and Restaurant Museum (EN), Website, Url

22. Mannerheim Museum

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The Mannerheim Museum is located in Helsinki, Finland. It is dedicated to preserving and displaying items related to the life and times of Marshal C. G. E. Mannerheim, a Finnish statesman and military officer. The Mannerheim Museum is located on top of a hill in a prestigious residential area next to the Kaivopuisto park in Helsinki. The building was the home of Mannerheim from 1924 to 1951. With the exception of a few rooms that have been converted for exhibition purposes, his home has been preserved in its original state.

Wikipedia: Mannerheim Museum (EN), Website

23. Tamminiemi

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Tamminiemi is a villa and house museum located in the Meilahti district of Helsinki, Finland. It was one of the three official residences of the President of Finland, from 1940 to 1982. From 1956, until his death, it served as the residence of President Urho Kekkonen. Since 1987, it has been the Urho Kekkonen Museum. Tamminiemi is located in a park by the sea. It's floor area is about 450 square metres (4,800 sq ft); living quarters comprise the first two floors while the third floor is dedicated to office space.

Wikipedia: Tamminiemi (EN), Website

24. Prisoner-of-war camp memorial

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Prisoner-of-war camp memorial Kulttuurinavigaattori (Heikki Kastemaa), valokuva, Marja Kanervo ja Saara Pyykkö, teos / CC BY 3.0

The commemoration at the Castle Prison Camp in Finland is a ground art work designed by photographic artist MarjaKanervo to honor the red-clad prisoners in the Casino Park of Castle in Finland on the northern coast of Saino Island near the ferry. The work consists of two rocks in natural state and quarry and weathered rectangles of rocks. This work has been completed by modifying and demarcating the environment. The rock is engraved with the year figures of "1918" and "1919". On top of the rock, running water.

Wikipedia: Suomenlinnan vankileirin muistopaikka (FI), Website

25. Museum of Civil Defence

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Museum of Civil Defence Sakari Kiuru / CC BY 3.0

Helsinki Museum of Population Protection is the museum of Helsinki City Rescue Center. The museum introduces the history and contemporary of civil defense. This Crown Museum was built in the early days of World War II for population protection. There is one in the exhibition hall, including. Cultural relics of wartime residence and population control. The Helsinki Civil Defence Association maintains museums and organizes safety training for associations, groups and school classes that visit them.

Wikipedia: Helsingin Väestönsuojelumuseo (FI), Website

26. Military Museum

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The Military Museum of Finland is the central museum of the Finnish Defence Forces and the national special museum of military history. It is located in Helsinki and it is part of the Finnish National Defence University. In 2018, the Military Museum's exhibitions in Suomenlinna had around 131,000 visitors. The most popular exhibition is the submarine Vesikko, visited by around 50,000 people annually. Military Museum's exhibitions in Suomenlinna are located at Manege and Artillery Maneage.

Wikipedia: Manege Military Museum (EN), Website

27. Munkkivuoren kirkko

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The Monk Hill Church is the building of the Monk Church, right next to the Monk Hill Shopping Centre in the Munkinieme district of Helsinki. There are church annexes in the church. There is also a separate clock tower with three clocks dating back to 1963. The church was designed by architect Olavi Cantel, who used to work for a long time in Yarnay Ervi's office. The Monk Diocese became independent from the Monk Diocese in 1967. At the beginning of 2011, the diocese was reunited.

Wikipedia: Munkkivuoren kirkko (FI)

28. Gecko

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Gecko taideteos: Pekka Paikkari, Kristiina Riska ja Kati Tuominen, valokuva: Kulttuurinavigaattori joka on Heikki Kastemaa / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Gekko is a spatial work by ceramic artist Pekka Paikkari, Kristiina Riska and Kati Tuominen at the Kamppi metro station in Helsinki. The work is a concrete protective cover for escalators covered with ceramic tiles. The metro escalator pipe goes from the central lobby at street level in Kamppi through the long-distance bus terminal down to the metro station. The diameter of the pipe is about four meters, and it has about 275 square meters of ceramics. Gekko graduated in 2005.

Wikipedia: Gekko (taideteos) (FI), Website

29. Villa Annala

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Annala's villa is a white villa building located in the Old Town of Helsinki, along Hämeentie near Arabianranta, just before the Old Town rapids, at the top of Annala Manor Park. The villa was once founded by a printer, a tobacco manufacturer, a major influencer of cultural and municipal life, and Gustaf Otto Wasenius, Trade Counselor Gustaf Otto Wasenius on the Eastern Viertotie, which he rented from the city of Helsinki in 1826.

Wikipedia: Annalan huvila (FI)

30. Design Museum

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Design Museum is a museum in Helsinki devoted to the exhibition of both Finnish and foreign design, including industrial design, fashion, and graphic design. The building is situated in Kaartinkaupunki, on Korkeavuorenkatu Street, and is owned by the Republic of Finland through Senate Properties. The building was completed in 1895 and originally built as a school building for the Swedish school Läroverket för gossar och flickor.

Wikipedia: Design Museum, Helsinki (EN), Website

31. Crescendo / A Memorial to those who fell in the Finnish Civil War 1918

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Crescendo / A Memorial to those who fell in the Finnish Civil War 1918 Patsas: Kuvanveistäjä Taisto Martiskainen Valokuva Htm. / CC BY 3.0

The 1918 Civil War Victims Monument is a red monument to Finland's civil war, located at Helsinki Zoo. The bronze sculpture unearthed in 1970 was designed by sculptor Tato Mattis. It is dedicated to honoring the women and men who were blushed and brought down in the civil war, as well as those killed in the trenches. The monument stands on a granite pedestal atop a rock near the junction of North Denskier Street and North Stadium.

Wikipedia: Vuoden 1918 kansalaissodan uhrien muistomerkki (FI), Website

32. Sinebrychoffin puisto

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The Sinebrychoff Park, colloquially referred to as the "Koff Park", is a park in Punavuori, Helsinki, Finland, near Hietalahti. The park was named after the Sinebrychoff brewery, which had its premises next to the park from 1819 to 1992 and to whose lands the park used to belong, and the Sinebrychoff family that owned both. In addition to the Old Church Park and Kaivopuisto, the park is among the most popular parks in Helsinki.

Wikipedia: Sinebrychoff Park (EN)

33. Helsinki City Museum

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Helsinki City Museum is a museum in Helsinki that documents and displays the history of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Its mission is to record and uphold Helsinki's spiritual, material and architectural heritage. The museum features personal memories and everyday life of the city's residents. It also acts as the regional museum for central Uusimaa with a mission to promote and steer museum activities in the region.

Wikipedia: Helsinki City Museum (EN), Website, Website

34. Karhupuisto

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Karhupuisto park is located in the Kallio district of Helsinki. In the early 1900s, the park was known as Agricola Park. Karhupuisto is named after sculptor Jussi Mäntynen's sculpture Mesikämmen anthill. The sculpture in the northern corner of the park depicts the Finnish national animal, the bear. In the sculpture, a bear has a neck on a rope trampling an anthill. The red granite work was unveiled in 1931.

Wikipedia: Karhupuisto (FI)

35. Teatteri Jurkka

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Teatteri Jurkka is a professional room theatre on Vironkatu in Kruununhaka, Helsinki. Jurka has more than a hundred screenings every year, the repertoire includes 10–15 different performances per year. There are 51 seats. Teatteri Jurkka is a member of the Association of Finnish Theatres. In addition to performance activities, Theatre Jurkka conducts audience outreach through various courses and projects.

Wikipedia: Teatteri Jurkka (FI), Website

36. Japanilainen puutarha

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The Japanese-style garden is a park in Roihuvuori, Helsinki. Designed by landscape architect Virve Veisterä, foreman Jukka Toivonen and park designer Kaisu Ilonen, the park is 9,238 m2 in size and divided into four smaller areas. The park has mainly been handmade with, among other things, a moongate, bamboo fences, pile canopies, stone arrangements, sand waves and a stream of the sea of life.

Wikipedia: Roihuvuoren japanilaistyylinen puutarha (FI)

37. Pyhän Nikolauksen kirkko

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The Diocese of Saint Nicholas in Helsinki is an Orthodox religious community that mainly works in Helsinki. The parish has 2,400 members (2012). A city can belong to a city without residence in Finland, and about 30% of its members are non-Finnish citizens. The diocese does not belong to the Finnish Orthodox Church, but to the Russian Orthodox Church, which is the patriarchal system in Moscow.

Wikipedia: Pyhän Nikolauksen seurakunta Helsingissä (FI)

38. Finnish National Opera

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The Finnish National Opera and Ballet is a Finnish opera company and ballet company based in Helsinki. It is headquartered in the Opera House on the coast of the Töölönlahti bay in Töölö, which opened in 1993, and is state-owned through Senate Properties. The Opera House features two auditoriums, the main auditorium with 1,350, seats and a smaller studio auditorium with 300–500 seats.

Wikipedia: Finnish National Opera and Ballet (EN), Website

39. Tehtaanpuisto

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Tehtaanpuisto Park, often also called Sepänpuisto, is a park on the southern edge of Punavuori in Helsinki, around Mikael Agricola Church. It is bounded to the south by Tehtaankatu, to the east by Laivurinkatu and to the northwest by Sepänkatu. The plot of the church almost divides the park in two, but in its place a narrow park zone along Sepänkatu connects its parts to each other.

Wikipedia: Tehtaanpuisto (FI)

40. Hesperian puisto

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Hesperian puisto Koneluettavaa tekijää ei ole ilmoitettu. Oletettavasti Lumijaguaari (tekijänoikeusilmoitukseen perustuen). / CC BY-SA 2.5

Hesperia Park is a park located on the western shore of Töölönlahti Bay in Helsinki. It is bordered to the west by Mannerheimintie, to the south by Finlandia Hall and to the north by the grounds of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. On the beach, however, the park extends in a narrow strip all the way to Helsinginkatu, on the other side of which is the Zoo's park area.

Wikipedia: Hesperian puisto (FI)

41. Varsapuistikko

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Varsapuistikko is located in Helsinki in the triangle between Kaisaniemenkatu, Yrjö-Koskisen katu and Unioninkatu near Metsätalo. It was once part of Kaisaniemi Park, but remained separate from it when Kaisaniemenkatu was built through the park. The park takes its name from the 1928 sculpture Mother's Love by Emil Cedercreutz, which depicts a horse's foal and its dam.

Wikipedia: Varsapuisto (FI)

42. Paavo Nurmi

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The Paavo nurmi statue is a whole-body sculpture of runner Paavo Nurmi, the most successful Olympic athlete in Finland, made by sculptor Wäinö Aaltonen. The bronze sculpture was made in 1925 and there have been four additional casts of it. The statue has become a symbol for Finnish sport and the independent Finnish nation as well as an envoy of the image of Finland.

Wikipedia: Paavo Nurmi statue (EN), Website

43. Otto-Iivari Meurmanin puisto

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Otto-Iivari Meurman Park in Käpylä, Helsinki, is both a public park and the yard of the adjacent comprehensive school. The park, which covers approximately 1.2 hectares, is bordered by Pohjolankatu and Kullervonkatu. The Käpylä rescue station is located on the southeast side of the park. The park is named after Otto-Iivari Meurman, Professor of Town Plan Studies.

Wikipedia: Otto-Iivari Meurmanin puisto (FI)

44. Vartiokylän kirkko

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Vartiokylä Church is a white-brick church building designed by architect Pekka Laurila in the Vartiokylä district of Helsinki. The church, located in the middle of vartioharju's detached house area, was completed in 1958 and is thus one of the oldest multipurpose churches in Finland. Once completed, the church was an attraction that people came to see from afar.

Wikipedia: Vartiokylän kirkko (FI), Website

45. Kallio Church

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Kallio Church is a Lutheran church in the Kallio district of Helsinki, Finland. It was designed by Lars Sonck and represents National Romanticism with Art Nouveau influences. The National Romantic style appears in the use of traditional Finnish materials and in the church's massive, gray granite body, as well as in nature-inspired colours and decorative motifs.

Wikipedia: Kallio Church (EN)

46. The Shipwrecked

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Shipwrecked is a bronze sculpture on Tähtitorninmäki in Helsinki, in the Ullanlinna district. The work, unveiled in 1898, was designed by sculptor Robert Stigell. The work was cast in Paris, where Stigell also finished his sculpture. The height of the work is 4.5 meters, but with a granite pedestal, the height rises to six meters. The stand was made in Hanko.

Wikipedia: Haaksirikkoiset (FI), Website

47. Pihlajamäen kirkko

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Pihlajamäki Church is a malmi parish church building designed by architect Esko Korhonen and located in Pihlajamäki, Helsinki. The church was completed in 1976. The church hall can accommodate a total of 250 people, and when combined with the parish hall, the space can accommodate a total of 500 people. The brick church is a three-story multipurpose church.

Wikipedia: Pihlajamäen kirkko (FI)

48. Ilmatar and the Scaup

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Ilmatar and the Scaup Patsas: Kuvanveistäjä Aarre Aaltonen. Valokuva: Käyttäjä:Htm / CC BY 3.0

Ilmatar ja sotka is a work by Finnish sculptor Aarre Aaltonen, mentioned as the best-known work, which shows the birth of the world from the perspective of the Kalevala. The epic subject has been described in a way that refers to art deco and classicism. The statue is located in Sibelius Park in Helsinki, east of Mechelininkatu, which cuts through the park.

Wikipedia: Ilmatar ja sotka (FI), Website

49. Finnish National Theatre

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The Finnish National Theatre, established in 1872, is a theatre located in central Helsinki on the northern side of the Helsinki Central Railway Station Square. The Finnish National Theatre is the oldest Finnish speaking professional theatre in Finland. It was known as the Finnish Theatre until 1902, when it was renamed the Finnish National Theatre.

Wikipedia: Finnish National Theatre (EN), Website

50. Jupiter

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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

51. Mikaelinkirkko

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Michaeli Church is the headquarters of Helsinki Michaeli Church in Contura, Helsinki. The church representing modernist church architecture was inaugurated on the 7th. May 5, 1988. There are 300 seats in the church hall and 250 seats in the church hall. Micah Church sits on a path leading to the loose bed, at the moment of the Contura Mall.

Wikipedia: Mikaelinkirkko (Helsinki) (FI), Website

52. Tarja Halosen puisto

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Tarja Halonen Park is a small park next to the Helsinki City Theatre in the Kallio district of Helsinki. The park was named after President Tarja Halonen when Halonen turned 70 in December 2013. Halonen, who loves theatre and hails from Kallio, "couldn't have imagined a better gift than the signature park next to the Helsinki City Theatre".

Wikipedia: Tarja Halosen puisto (FI)

53. Linnanmäki

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Linnanmäki is an amusement park in Helsinki, Finland. It was opened on 27 May 1950 and is owned by the non-profit Children's Day Foundation, which operates the park in order to raise funds for Finnish child welfare work. In 2019, the foundation donated €4.5 million, and so far has donated a total of over €120 million to this cause.

Wikipedia: Linnanmäki (EN), Website

54. Päivälehti museum

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The Päivälehti Museum is a special museum located in Helsinki. The Museum of the daily newspaper was founded in 2001. The museum is now part of the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation. In addition to exhibitions, the museum actively organizes various programs – guided tours, work shows, workshops, event days, museum theater and seminars.

Wikipedia: Päivälehden museo (FI), Website

55. Hietalahti Market Hall

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Hietalahti Market Hall --Jisis 13:13, 8 September 2008 (UTC) / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Hietalahti market hall is an old market hall located near the Hietalahdentori market square in Helsinki, Finland, hosting several restaurants and cafés. The market hall acts as concentration for restaurants and cafés, offering Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, French and Middle Eastern cuisine both at lunchtime and in the evening.

Wikipedia: Hietalahti market hall (EN), Website

56. Odd cup of Coffee

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A Cup of Strangeness is a sculpture by sculptor Antti Immonen on the square at the intersection of Coffee Bean Alley and Coffee Street in Vuosaari, Helsinki. The length of the work is 12.6, the width is 3.4 and the height is 3.6 meters. It consists of four parts. The materials used are stainless and corten steel, as well as bronze.

Wikipedia: Kuppi kummaa (FI), Website

57. Museum of Finnish Architecture

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The Museum of Finnish Architecture is an architectural museum in Helsinki, Finland. Established in 1956, it is the second oldest museum of its kind devoted specifically to architecture. The museum was founded on the basis of the photographic collection of the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA), which was established in 1949.

Wikipedia: Museum of Finnish Architecture (EN), Website, Twitter, Facebook

58. Myllypuron vesitorni

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Myllypuron vesitorni Timo Noko from Helsinki, Finland / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Myllypuro water tower is located in the city part of Vartiokylä in Helsinki, in the Myllypuro subdivision, north of Viilarintie. It was completed in 1965. The water tower was designed by architect Bertel Saarnio and the structural design was carried out by Insinööritoimisto P. Simula. The builder was Silta ja Satama Oy.

Wikipedia: Myllypuron vesitorni (FI)

59. Kumtähden kenttä

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Godfather's Field is a small park area in May in Helsinki. It is located on the road between Humeentain and KustaVasa north of these branch points and is approximately three kilometres north-north-east of the city centre of Helsinki. On the other side of Gustavasa Road is the Kumula campus of the University of Helsinki today.

Wikipedia: Kumtähden kenttä (FI)

60. Pohjois-Haagan veljeshauta

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The Pohjois-Haaga mass grave is a grave in Lassila, Helsinki, Finland, near the Pohjois-Haaga railway station that dates to the time of the Finnish Civil War in 1918. 28 men of the Red Guards or civilians thought to have been affiliated with them executed by the German Baltic Sea Division soldiers are buried at the site.

Wikipedia: Pohjois-Haaga mass grave (EN), Website

61. Lips

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Lips is a spatial work by Marjatta Kek at the Kontula metro station in Helsinki. Aniline-colored lips are on the glass outer wall of the station's ticket hall. The work, which is located in hkl's premises, has been paid for from the appropriations for public art of the Helsinki City Art Museum. The work was made in 2003.

Wikipedia: Huulet (taideteos) (FI)

62. Memorial to Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld

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The Adolf Erik Nordensky Monument is a monument to barn artist Adolf Erik Nordensky in the mining park of Helsinki, implemented by sculptors Heikki Hanici and Johanna Hanitritz, along with architect Eretz. It was erected in 1985. The monument is located at the southern end of the park, near the seaside near Ellentrent.

Wikipedia: Adolf Erik Nordenskiöldin muistomerkki (FI), Website

63. St. Henry's Cathedral

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St. Henry's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Helsinki, Finland, dedicated to Bishop Henrik, a 12th-century Roman Catholic Bishop of Turku, Finland. It is the Cathedral Church of the Catholic Diocese of Helsinki. In terms of membership, the cathedral is the largest in Finland with approximately 5,000 members.

Wikipedia: St. Henry's Cathedral (EN), Website

64. Kaisaniemi Botanical Garden

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Kaisaniemi Botanical Garden Mikko Heikkinen / CC BY-SA 2.5

The University of Helsinki Botanical Garden is an institution subordinate to the Finnish Museum of Natural History of the University of Helsinki, which maintains a collection of live plants for use in research and teaching. The Botanical Garden has two separate sites: one in Kaisaniemi and one in Kumpula.

Wikipedia: University of Helsinki Botanical Garden (EN), Website

65. Puu-Vallila

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Puu-Vallila is an area of detached houses in the Vallila district of Helsinki, built in the 1910s. For a long time it was under threat of demolition, but was restored in the 1980s. The area is protected as a block area of residential buildings that are valuable in terms of cultural history and cityscape.

Wikipedia: Puu-Vallila (FI)

66. Villa Hakasalmi

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Villa Hakasalmi, also known as Villa Karamzin, is an architecturally and historically important 19th-century villa located in the Etu-Töölö district of central Helsinki, Finland. The villa is situated in a prominent position on Mannerheimintie, next to Finlandia Hall and opposite the National Museum.

Wikipedia: Villa Hakasalmi (EN), Website

67. Vanha kirkkopuisto

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The Old Church Park is a park and a historical cemetery located in Kamppi, Helsinki, surrounding the Old Church, which comprises an area of one block. The old church is located at the edge of the park along Lönnrotinkatu. The other streets surrounding the park are Annankatu, Bulevardi and Yrjönkatu.

Wikipedia: Vanha kirkkopuisto (FI)

68. Mäntymäki

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Mäntymäki is a rocky and wooded hill in Helsinki on the southern edge of the Zoo area near Töölönlahti Bay. It is passed by Helsinginkatu on the south and east sides, and Mäntymäentie on the north side. On the west side, in front of the hill, there is a wide square, the Mäntymäki field.

Wikipedia: Mäntymäki (Helsinki) (FI)

69. Free Throw

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Free Throw valokuva: Kulttuurinavigattori, veistos: Juhana Blomstedt / CC BY 3.0

The free throw is the last sculpture by Juhana Blomstedt (1937–2010), located in Munkkiniemi, Helsinki, on the grassy area of Munkkiniemi coeducational school. The sculpture is made of corten steel and is illuminated by four lamps embedded in the ground. The work was unveiled in October 2010.

Wikipedia: Vapaaheitto (FI), Website

70. Tram Museum

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The Tram Museum or Tram Traffic Museum is a special museum operating under the Helsinki City Museum in Taka-Töölö, Helsinki. The museum presents the history of tram traffic in Helsinki. It is housed in Helsinki's oldest tram hall, dating back to 1900, designed by architect Waldemar Aspelin.

Wikipedia: Ratikkamuseo (FI)

71. Tapio Wirkkala park

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Tapio Wirkkala park valokuva: Heikki Kastemaa, joka on Kulttuurinavigaattori, ympäristöteos: Robert Wilson / CC BY 3.0

Tapio Wirkkala Park is an art park in Arabianranta, Helsinki. It is named after designer Tapio Wirkkala. The park was opened on 22 October 2012 and is one of the City of Helsinki's own World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 projects. The park was opened by Pekka Sauri, Deputy Mayor of Helsinki.

Wikipedia: Tapio Wirkkalan puisto (FI)

72. Fila Helsinki

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Fila Helsinki / fair use

Phila Church Helsinki, the size of Phila Delphi diocese called Helsinki is a Pentecostal church in Finland and England, headquartered in Kampala, Helsinki. The diocese was established as a bilingual diocese in 1920. Filadelf in Helsinki is the second largest Pentecostal sect in Finland.

Wikipedia: Fila Helsinki (FI), Website

73. Kolmikulma

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Kolmikulma, also known as the Diana Park, is a small, rectangular triangular-shaped park located in the Kaartinkaupunki district in the city center of Helsinki, Finland. It is limited by the Yrjönkatu, Uudenmaankatu and Erottajankatu streets. The park was renovated in 2006 and 2007.

Wikipedia: Kolmikulma (EN)

74. Käpylän kirkko

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Käpylä Church is a church in Käpylä, Helsinki, on Metsolantie. It was designed by architect Eero Ilmari Sutinen and built between 1929 and 1930. It has features of early functionalism, but in terms of details it still represents classicism. The church seats between 420 and 570.

Wikipedia: Käpylän kirkko (Helsinki) (FI)

75. Amos Rex

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Amos Anderson Art Museum is a privately owned art museum in Helsinki, Finland. The museum is owned by the Association of Fine Arts Society and opened in 1965. The museum's founder was Amos Anderson, entrepreneur with interests in the graphic industry and owner of Hufvudstadsbladet.

Wikipedia: Amos Andersons konstmuseum (SV), Website

76. ESY Church

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ESY Church / fair use

The Living Word Connection or Living Word congregation is located in Pasila, Helsinki, and is one of the confessional municipalities as an unaffiliated neo-charismatic congregation. There are ~300 members. The pastor is Peter Hackzell. Currently operates under the name ESY Church.

Wikipedia: Elävän Sanan Yhteys (FI), Website

77. St Paul's Church

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St. Paul's Church is the church of St. Paul's Parish, located in Vallila, Helsinki. It was completed in 1930 according to the plans of architect Bertel Liljequist. The area belonged to the Sörnäinen parish until 1941, when the parish was divided into Kallio and Paul parishes.

Wikipedia: Paavalinkirkko (Helsinki) (FI)

78. Temppeliaukio Church

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Temppeliaukio Church is a Lutheran church in the Töölö neighborhood of Helsinki. The church was designed by architects and brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and opened in 1969. Built directly into solid rock, it is also known as the Church of the Rock and Rock Church.

Wikipedia: Temppeliaukio Church (EN), Website

79. The Lantern Carriers

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Lyhdynkantajat is a group of sculptures at the front door of the Helsinki Central Station in Helsinki, Finland. The sculptures were designed by Emil Wikström and completed in 1914. Lyhdynkantajat is part of the facade of the Art Nouveau station designed by Eliel Saarinen.

Wikipedia: Lyhdynkantajat (EN), Website

80. Kluuvinlahti Fossils

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Kluuvinlahti fossils is a work of art by Tuula Närhinen, completed in 2003, on Aleksanterinkatu in Helsinki. The work features embedded 8.5-centimeter-wide copper strips running across the sidewalks. They bear the Latin names of plants and animals of the grassy seashore.

Wikipedia: Kluuvinlahden fossiilit (taideteos) (FI), Website

81. Viikin kirkko

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Viikin kirkko Ximonic (Simo Räsänen) / CC BY-SA 4.0

Viikki Church is an Evangelical Lutheran church in the Viikki district of Helsinki, Finland. Completed in 2005, it is the newest of the city's church buildings. The church was designed by architect Samuli Miettinen of JKMM Architects. The church is part of Malmi parish.

Wikipedia: Viikki Church (EN)

82. Artism, Crash and Space

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Artism, Crash and Space maalaus: Kimmo Hela-aro, valokuva: Kulttuurinavigaattori joka on Heikki Kastemaa / tekijänoikeuslain 25 §

Artism, Crash and Space are graffiti works by Henry Pulla and Kimmo Hela-aro on the platform level of the Kontula metro station in Helsinki. The works attached to the background wall of the metro track are painted on separate panels. The works were made in 1988.

Wikipedia: Artism, Crash ja Space (FI)

83. The Three Smiths

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The Three Smiths Statue is a sculpture by Felix Nylund, situated in Helsinki, Finland, in Three Smiths Square at the intersection of Aleksanterinkatu and Mannerheimintie. This realistic statue, unveiled in 1932, depicts three naked smiths hammering on an anvil.

Wikipedia: Three Smiths Statue (EN), Website

84. Ukko

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Thunder Eagle is a roller coaster at Linnanshan Amusement Park in Helsinki. The device, called Skyloop, was made by Maurer Thorne of Germany. This railway was opened to the public on the 27th on the occasion of the 61st anniversary of Linnanshan. May 5, 2011.

Wikipedia: Ukko (vuoristorata) (FI)

85. Torkkelinpuistikko

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Torkkelinpuistikko J-P Iivonen

Torkkelinpuistikko is a small and peaceful park located in Torkkelinmäki in Kallio, Helsinki, which also has a children's playground. The park was designed by Elisabeth Koch. The park is a good example of the regular and symmetrical park ideal of the 1920s.

Wikipedia: Torkkelinpuistikko (FI)

86. Theatre Museum

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The Theatre Museum is a nationwide museum of performing arts, especially theatre and dance, operating at the Cable Factory in Salmisaari, Helsinki, whose cooperation network consists of the theatre field. The focus area of the museum is theatrical education.

Wikipedia: Teatterimuseo (FI), Website, Url

87. Expose

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Expose is a spatial work by Jussi Niva at the Vuosaari metro station in Helsinki. The work in the roof structures of the station is 84 meters long and extends from end to end. The work consists of spray-painted polycarbonate sheets eight millimeters thick.

Wikipedia: Expose (taideteos) (FI)

88. Pihlajamäen hiidenkirnut

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Grouper's hair is on Grouper Hill in Helsinki, on a cliff on Rapakiti Road. They are the oldest known hair masseurs in Finland, at least 50,000 years old. They are the only known hairy animals in Finland that appeared long before the last glacier melted.

Wikipedia: Pihlajamäen hiidenkirnut (FI)

89. Torch / Memorial to Miina Sillanpää

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Torch / Memorial to Miina Sillanpää Valokuva: Matti Mattila, Patsas: Aimo Tukiainen / CC BY 2.5

The torch, or Mina Siran Head Monument, is a monument in Tokonilana, Helsinki, dedicated to the politician Mina Siran. The sculpture, made by sculptor Aimo Tuchiani, was exposed as 4. June 1968 marks the 102nd anniversary of the birth of Qiaotou people.

Wikipedia: Soihtu (Aimo Tukiaisen veistos) (FI)

90. Mikael Agricola Church

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Mikael Agricola Church is a Lutheran church located in the Punavuori district of Helsinki, Finland. It was designed by Lars Sonck and built between 1933 and 1935. The church was inaugurated on 14 April 1935. It is named after bishop Mikael Agricola.

Wikipedia: Mikael Agricola Church (EN), Website

91. Winter Garden

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The Helsinki Winter Garden is a greenhouse open to the public in Helsinki in the Zoo area north of Töölönlahti Bay at Hammarskjöldintie 1 A. Winter garden has a wide variety of plants on display, a significant part of which is from the tropics.

Wikipedia: Talvipuutarha (FI), Website

92. Lastenlehto

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Children's Home is a triangular park in Kampala, Helsinki. It is delineated by Rappy Bay Street, Rappy Mountain Street and Caopeng Street. The name of the park comes from the vicinity of Children's Home, which was once located in Ruvas province.

Wikipedia: Lastenlehto (FI)

93. Suhe

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Suhe / fair use

Suhe Parish or Greater Helsinki Parish is a Christian congregation in Kallio, Helsinki. Suhe was founded in 1990 by Pastor Rauno Kokkola. Today, the presiding pastor of the church is Juan David Gómez. Suhe operates as a non-attached community.

Wikipedia: Suur-Helsingin seurakunta (FI), Website

94. Natural History Museum

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A natural history museum or museum of natural history is a scientific institution with natural history collections that include current and historical records of animals, plants, fungi, ecosystems, geology, paleontology, climatology, and more.

Wikipedia: Natural history museum (EN), Website

95. Sauna Arla

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Sauna Arla is a public sauna founded in 1929 in Kallio, Helsinki. It was established to serve the hygiene needs of the population moving from the countryside to the city. The owner and host of the sauna was Kimmo Helistö from 2006 to 2022.

Wikipedia: Sauna Arla (FI), Website

96. King's Gate

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Kuninkaanportti or Kungsporten is the principal entrance to the fortress Suomenlinna outside Helsinki. It is on the southernmost island of Suomenlinna, in front of the Kustaanmiekka strait, and is considered the main symbol of Suomenlinna.

Wikipedia: Kuninkaanportti (EN)

97. Sompasauna

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Sompasauna is a free public sauna located in Hermanninranta, Helsinki, which is maintained by the Sompasaunaseura ry. The wood-fired sauna can be heated and used by anyone around the clock, and there are no staff working in the sauna.

Wikipedia: Sompasauna (FI), Website

98. J. V. Snellman

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Johan Vilhelm Snellman was an influential Fennoman philosopher and Finnish statesman, ennobled in 1866. He was one of the most important 'awakeners' or promoters of Finnish nationalism, alongside Elias Lönnrot and J. L. Runeberg.

Wikipedia: Johan Vilhelm Snellman (EN)

99. Dallapénpuisto

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Dallapénpuisto is a park in Vallila, Helsinki. The park is built on the site of a former railway yard area; it is located next to the Harju Youth Centre in the area bounded by Aleksis Kiven katu, Teollisuuskatu and Kustaankatu.

Wikipedia: Dallapénpuisto (FI)

100. Stoa

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Stoa is a sculpture by Hannu Siren on the square of the Eastern Helsinki Cultural Centre in Itäkeskus. The sculpture consists of four six-meter-high columns and a slab under them. The work is cast in a cobalt blue stone mass.

Wikipedia: Stoa (veistos) (FI), Website


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