What to see in Helsinki

Most of Helsinki’s tourist attractions can be easily reached on foot from the city center.

The Senate Square and its surroundings are an example of neoclassical architecture. The square is dominated by four buildings designed by Carl Ludvig Engel between 1822 and 1852: the Cathedralthe Government Palace, the University and the Library.

The Cathedral, in splendid neoclassical style, in addition to its function as a church has been the scene of major events, exhibitions and concerts which take place in the crypt. 

Passio musicae, a monument dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The monument is located in the Sibelius Park.

Among the beauties present in Helsinki, two of them are of particular importance: the Temppeliaukio (the famous Church in the Rock) and the Suomenlinna Island.

Temppeliaukiothe famous Finnish church carved out of granite, is one of the main tourist attractions in the city of Helsinki. The church is located at the end of Fredrikinkatu, one of the main streets of the capital.

Suomenlinna Island,  on the other hand, is a place rich in history and beauty. The archipelago represents one of the military outposts of the past and it is also for this reason that it is called the “fortress on the sea“. 

This place is protected by Unesco, which in 1991 declared it as a World Heritage Site.

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