Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #17 in Helsinki, Finland


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 8 sights
Distance 7.1 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: Daughter of the Baltic Sea / Maila Talvio Memorial

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The Maila Talvio Memorial or The Daughter of the Baltic Sea is a monument created by sculptor Laila Pullinen in Helsinki's Meilahti villa area to writer Maila Talvio and her husband, Professor J. J. Mikkola. The monument was erected in 1971 and a piece of landscape art called the Baltic Sea was added around it in 1992. The work is located in Maila Talvio Park next to the intersection of Seurasaarentie and Tallbonkuja, on the site of Talvio's former home.

Wikipedia: Maila Talvion muistomerkki (FI), Website

1178 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 2: St. Mary Church

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St. Mary Catholic Parish is a Roman Catholic parish based in the Meilahti neighborhood of Helsinki, Finland. Pastoral care is entrusted to the Priests of the Sacred Heart.

Wikipedia: St. Mary's Church, Helsinki (EN), Website

1572 meters / 19 minutes

Sight 3: 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 Memorial to the Victims of the Civil War of 1918 is a national memorial to the Reds of the Finnish Civil War located at Helsinki Zoo. The bronze sculpture, unveiled in 1970, was designed by sculptor Taisto Martiskainen. It is dedicated to the memory of women and men who fought and fell on the side of the Reds in the Civil War and died in prison camps. The monument stands on a granite pedestal on top of a cliff near the intersection of Nordenskiöldinkatu and Pohjoisen Stadiontie.

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

1069 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 4: Alppilan kirkko

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Alppila Church is a church building located in the Alppila district of Helsinki. The church, completed in 1957, was designed by architects Keijo Ström and Olavi Tuomisto. The name of the church was originally Kotkankatu Parish Work Centre.

Wikipedia: Alppilan kirkko (FI)

993 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 5: Vanha teatterikenttä

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The Vallila Summer Theater, or Vallila's open-air stage, was a summer theater, which operated in Helsinki from the late 1920s until 1970. It was located in the forest north of the Vallila district in the area of ​​present East Pasila.

Wikipedia: Vallilan kesäteatteri (FI)

1250 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 6: St Paul's Church

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St. Paul's Church is a Lutheran church located in the Vallila neighborhood of Helsinki, Finland. The red brick church, named after Paul the Apostle, was designed by Bertel Liljequist and it was completed in 1930. The church was officially dedicated in March 1931. The church hall has 800 seats.

Wikipedia: St. Paul's Church, Helsinki (EN)

138 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Gunnar Bärlund

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Gunnar Bärlund is a statue of professional boxer Gunnar "GeeBee" Bärlund created by sculptor Niilo Rikula in Vallila, Helsinki. It was erected in 1991. The work is located in St. Paul's Park, next to St. Paul's Church. The location is along Sammattintie on Bärlund's home street, where he lived in house number 8, apartment H 53, in 1928–1936 and 1941–1942. There is a plaque commemorating this on the wall of the house, which was unveiled in August 2021.

Wikipedia: Gunnar Bärlund (veistos) (FI)

859 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 8: Harppi ja tähdet

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Harppi and the stars is a public work of art in Riikka Puronen's public art in the Green Area between Kyläsaarenkatu, Romankatu and the sea in Helsinki. The sculpture consists of different colors and golden steel and aluminum. In his book, Puronen has used metal electrochemical treatment methods. The book, unveiled in May 2018, is seven meters high.

Wikipedia: Harppi ja tähdet (FI)


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