Helsinki Tourist Attractions
Helsinki Tourist Attractions Finland - Helsinki is a very green city that provides visitors amazing parks, a variety of gardens, and a number of beautiful squares where visitors can walk or ride. Attractions throughout the city are unique and very popular. Museums abound throughout the city, and summer cruises are plentiful all along the seacoast. Take a tour through the Suomenlinna Fortress, or visit the Botanical Gardens.
Visiting Helsinki, you will discover tourist attractions that are larger than life like the Olympic Stadium, or attractions that display the reason why Helsinki is the Greenest city in the world, such as Sibelius Park or Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. If you have the kids with you, take them to the Helsinki Zoo or the Linnanmaki Amusement Park. No matter what your interest or choice of pleasure, you will never fail to find something to do in the city of Helsinki.
These gardens offer visitors a walk through flowers, herbs, ornamental and Finnish flowers, trees and bushes if every variety. These greenhouses are centrally located and ideal for peaceful family picnics in the middle of stunning scenery. Don’t visit Helsinki without visiting the Botanical Gardens.
This dominating cathedral, close to the harbor, is a centerpiece of the city. Topped with a green dome in a stunning neoclassical architecture, this ancient cathedral is a sight to behold. Designed by architect Carl Ludvig Engel for the 19th century reconstruction of the city after fire, this Cathedral is still actively used, and offers visitors a breathtaking experience.
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Helsinki Zoo provides visitors with a variety of amazing animals, from northern European creatures, to Asian birds, mammals and all species in between. This zoo houses some of the worlds most amazing animals in large enclosures that simulate the animal’s natural habitat. Authentic foliage and plants fill the various simulated climates that offer animals a true natural home.
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
The Linnanmaki, just north of Helsinki, offers you and your children Ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds, wonderful fountains, and a plethora of places to eat, see a movie or simply go on rides all day. This very fun amusement park presents over 30 different rides, and a wide array of eating and entertainment opportunities.
This amazing museum presents visitors with relics, art, and many other objects from Europe’s history from 1900 through 1950’s. Here you will find Baron Carl Gustaf Mannerheim’s collection of European furniture, art, and mementos. Visitors will discover vintage and antique militaria and a wide array of amazing treasures just waiting to be admired.
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Host to the Olympic Games in 1952, Helsinki now presents visitors with this impressive Olympic tower, built in 1940 for the Olympic games planned just before World War II began. Elevators will take visitors to the very top for a stunning panoramic view of the entire city. This stadium boasts being the very largest in the entire country.
This large museum is a giant museum that offers visitors five unique sections that include: The Treasure Trove, The Prehistory of Finland, The Realm, A Land and Its People, and The Past Century. This museum presents medals, jewelry weapons, archaeological exhibits, and a wide array of other exhibits that tell stories from the various centuries of Finland’s society and culture.
This temple is known as the “Church of the Rock”. It features a unique domed copper roof, and was designed by the famous architect brothers Tuomo and Timo Suomalainen. With interior bedrock walls and a beautiful and exotic design, this appealing temple is a beautiful exhibit. Check whether there is a concert there during your visit.
The Design Museum
This museum offers visitors from all over exhibits that chronicle Finnish History from 1870 through 2002. It is a beautiful and elegant museum that is filled with well designed exhibits created to elicit thoughtful reflection and to educate visitors. It is also well decorated with stunning architecture and décor that will enthrall and intrigue all visitors.
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