Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #12 in Helsinki, Finland


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 4.4 km
Ascend 0 m
Descend 0 m

Experience Helsinki in Finland in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in HelsinkiIndividual Sights in Helsinki

Sight 1: Tanner's Gate / Memorial to Väinö Tanner

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The Väinö Tanner Memorial or Tanner's Gate is a monument to statesman Väinö Tanner created by sculptor Kari Juva in Sörnäinen, Helsinki. The memorial is located on the corner of Hämeentie and Kaikukatu, next to Väinö Tanner field and the former Elanto headquarters. It was erected in 1985.

Wikipedia: Väinö Tannerin muistomerkki (FI), Website

921 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 2: Ilolanpuisto

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Ilolanpuisto Park is located in the Kallio district of Helsinki. It is built on a slope that rises north from Eläintarhantie towards the Second Line. To the west, the park is bordered by Castréninkatu and to the east by the Kallio office building. The park was designed by Harald Carstens in 1966. It covers an area of approximately 1.9 hectares and is seamlessly intertwined with Tarja Halonen Park. Between the park areas lies the massive building complex of the Helsinki City Theatre. The name Ilolanpuisto derives from the villa plot called Ilola. The northwestern part of Ilolanpuisto Park has been built as a playground.

Wikipedia: Ilolanpuisto (FI)

199 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Helsinki City Theatre

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The Helsinki City Theatre is a theatre located in Helsinki, Finland. Owned by the Helsinki Theatre Foundation, it calls itself a "modern popular bilingual repertoire theatre."

Wikipedia: Helsinki City Theatre (EN), Url

167 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: 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 she turned 70 in December 2013. Halonen, who loves theatre and hails from Kallio, "could not have imagined a better gift than a park named after her next to the Helsinki City Theatre".

Wikipedia: Tarja Halosen puisto (FI)

239 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: Tokoinranta

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Tokoinranta is a park in Kallio, Helsinki, on the shore of Eläintarhanlahti Bay. In the south, the park borders Eläintarhanlahti and in the north Eläintarhantie. In the east it ends at Hakaniemi. To the west, the park borders the old villa area of Linnunlaulu and the main railway.

Wikipedia: Tokoinranta (FI)

1026 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 6: Töölönlahden puisto

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Töölönlahden puisto Yehia Eweis / CC BY-SA 4.0

Töölönlahti Park is a public park located on the southern shore of Töölönlahti Bay in the centre of Helsinki. It borders Hesperia Park to the west, the main railway line to the east and Töölönlahdenkatu to the south. The park was completed in summer 2016 on the site of the former Töölö freight rail yard, a few years after the Helsinki Harbour Railway and VR's warehouses had been demolished. Töölönlahti Park, as well as the Zoo area north of Töölönlahti Bay, can be counted as part of Helsinki Central Park.

Wikipedia: Töölönlahden puisto (FI)

593 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 7: Hesperian puisto

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Hesperia Park is a park located on the western shore of Töölönlahti Bay in Helsinki, belonging to the districts of Etu-Töölö and Taka-Töölö. It borders Mannerheimintie in the west, Finlandia Hall in the south and the Finnish National Opera and Ballet in the north. 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 park area. South of Töölönlahti is the Töölönlahti Park, opened in 2016. The entire Töölönlahti park zone can be counted as part of Helsinki Central Park.

Wikipedia: Hesperian puisto (FI)

295 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: Stone Visitor

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Stone Visitor

The Stone Guest is an opera in three acts by Alexander Dargomyzhsky from a libretto taken almost verbatim from Alexander Pushkin's 1830 play of the same name which had been written in blank verse and which forms part of his collection Little Tragedies.

Wikipedia: The Stone Guest (Dargomyzhsky) (EN), Website

167 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: 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

811 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 10: Töölön kirkko

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Töölön kirkko Paju, Finland. / CC BY-SA 3.0

Töölö Church is a Lutheran church in the Taka-Töölö district of Helsinki, Finland. The building represents Nordic Classicism and was designed by Hilding Ekelund following an architectural competition. Completed in 1930, it originally served as a parish center and was dedicated as a church when Töölö parish was created in 1941.

Wikipedia: Töölö Church (EN)


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