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Guide to Helsinki
Guide to Helsinki

Interesting places and facts about the city Helsinki in Finland

Helsinki, the main political, business and cultural center and the largest city in Finland is situated on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Upon arrival, visitors immediately notice the fresh air and unusual architecture, which can only be seen here. Soothing Scandinavian landscapes together with bright buildings became a decoration of the city. Helsinki will become the ideal place for a quiet and measured rest: the port city surprises people with its tranquility and cleanliness despite the status of the capital. The Greater Helsinki area, which includes 12 municipalities has a population of more than 1.3 million people, 8 universities, 6 technology parks and most of the representative offices of foreign companies operating in the country.

Attractions of the Scandinavian capital

The Helsinki attractions are compactly located in the center, near the train station and the local port. The northern city attracts foreign travelers with unique architectural solutions as well as multiple museums, international festivals, and exhibitions. Senate Square is a center of Helsinki since 1812, when it became a capital city. Here you can see the Senate building, the old university with its library and Helsinki Cathedral (St Nicholas' Church), the most noticeable decoration of the main square. Local like walking through the Esplanadi park, which is often compared to Parisian Champs-Elysées. Here you will find a fountain with a nude female statue called Havis Amanda, symbol of the capital. Numerous modern museums, well-preserved forts, monuments, palaces, and churches are happy to welcome tourists from all over the world.
Offer your children to go with you into the heart of Finland, where in addition to cultural monuments and natural beauty they can visit the Eureka Research Center, a unique northern zoo or a local amusement park "Linnanmäki" with roller coasters and other exciting attractions. Not far from the center is located the "Sea Life" Marine Center with a huge aquarium. Here, children will be able to admire the inhabitants of the underwater world and discover many new things. The Lego-Show theme Park invites young visitors to take part in exciting competitions and meet famous iconic characters.
The National Finnish cuisine is based on dishes made with fresh ingredients cooked depending on the season. On the other hand, the national cuisine, which has western and oriental features is quite diverse and multifaceted. Fish, seafood, game, mushrooms, vegetables, fruit and dairy products are widely used for the preparation of local dishes. Chain of restaurants "Helsinki Menu" offers tourists to get acquainted with all the trends of the national cuisine in a short period. Here, the seasonal dishes of Finnish ingredients form the basis of the menu. Gourmets can enjoy the culinary delights at the best restaurants of Helsinki such as Chez Dominique (French and Scandinavian cuisines), Nuevo (Spanish and Mediterranean cuisines) or Lehtovaara (one of the oldest restaurants in the city).
Public transport of Helsinki includes ferries, trains, subways, buses, and trams. In order to get to the desired point you will have to buy a ticket valid for all types of transport in the city. Active travelers can rent a bike, and those who want to cover long distances in a shorter shorter time will be able to rent a car in one of the international companies with offices at the airport, hotels and near the train stations for 100-300 EUR per day.

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