Helsinki is a diverse City to visit, where you can see innovative architecture, beautiful gardens and interesting museums.
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Here are a few of the places you can visit while in the City.
You can visit this unique Church, also called the Rock Church, built in the late 1960’s and designed by Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen. The Church design is innovative and is built into solid rock, with light coming into the building through the windows around the copper dome roof. The rough rock surfaces provide great acoustics in the Church which is popular as a venue for music concerts.
This is a beautiful Cathedral built in the mid 19th century in Neo-Classical style by Carl Ludvig Engel with elegant classical pediments and colonnades. The building has attractive domes, with statues of the Apostles standing on the roof corners, and inside you can see the lovely altarpiece with angels either side.
The National Museum of Finland
This Museum houses an extensive range of exhibits displaying the history of Finland. Among the collections, visitors can see displays such as furniture and pottery, costumes, royal portraits, ethnographical collections including exhibits relating to the Sami people, and religious art works such as altarpieces.
This is a great Amusement Park in the City where all the family can have fun with a range of rides and attractions to enjoy. Among the rides are several roller coasters, including a space themed indoor roller coaster and a water roller coaster, a 19th century carousel, white water rafting track, free fall tower, teacups, as well as a 4D cinema.
Situated in Sibelius Park, this is a unique monument built in honour of the world renowned Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius. This abstract monument was sculpted by Eila Hiltunen in 1967 and is made of many steel pipes which together have a similarity to a pipe organ. The sculpture creates sounds with the wind blowing through the pipes, and also attractively reflects the light.
The Natural History Museum
This Museum houses a large collection of natural exhibits covering subjects including geology, zoology and paleontology. The exhibits, with objects from around the world, include fossils, dinosaur bones, stuffed animals, minerals and interesting displays about biodiversity and world nature.
Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden
You can visit these lovely gardens to see a wide range of plants and flowers including the central garden with rose bushes, herbarium and ponds. There are also glasshouses where you can see plants from various habitats including a rainforest, Mediterranean forest and an African desert, and you can also see the huge Santa Cruz water lily. There’s also a French garden, rock garden, sensory garden along with a tranquil arboretum where you can enjoy the wildlife.
Ateneum Art Museum
As part of the Finnish National Gallery, this Art Museum houses a large collection of art works dating from the 18th century including painting, sculpture, drawings and prints. You can see an extensive collection of Finnish art ranging from rococo style portraits of the 1700’s to modern art movements in the 1900’s, as well as works by international artists such as Gauguin, Cezanne, Edvard Munch and Rodin.
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