What to see in Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki is the capital of Finland. This sea town is by far exciting and filled with excellence. Half the city area is made up with water which includes a number of bays and inlets. The main harbor is considered to be the heart of the city. Part of visiting Helsinki is watching the giant ferries passing by the port. Compared to other city, people go to this place to enjoy since modernity and stylishness of the place is not missing at all. Although the place is not that ancient, some of its attractions are old. The styles of the buildings are inspired by Art Nouveau. The Finish heritage is said to be well preserved because of the museums and traditional restaurants that dot the town. This is certainly part of the odd charm of the city. The best time to visit the city is during the spring and summer time where every space is green and you can feel the heat of the sun.
- Take a half-day trip away from the city and visit the Suomenlinna Island. There are ferries that would take you there. A great deal of the city’s history was seen in this place. The fortress is part of the World Heritage Site and it was built to protect the people against the Russian attack.
- The National Gallery is the home of some world renowned Finnish paintings and sculptures. There is also a small collection of foreign art and paintings of masters like Van Gogh. It also showcases a lot of works of local painters. It is also place is where you can find a reading room and cafe.
Finnish National Gallery
- Uspenski Cathedral is truly eye catching since it is made of red bricks. It was built in 1868 and inspired by Byzantine Slavonic style. This is featuring a huge dome where Orthodox Churches are holding their gathering. It has lavish interiors with great pieces of art. The fabulous chorals are definitely a must see.
Uspenski Cathedral Helsinki
- The Sibelius Park is where you can find the steel monument from the great composer of Finland, Jean Sibeluis who wrote various songs for the glorification of people. He wrote Finlandia which is song that represents the patriotism and the pride of the Finnish people. The modern structure is made from steel pipes which blend well with the natural surroundings. The sculpture is also creating its own music. The pipes are echoing through the movement of the wind. Definitely this abstract structure is a must see if you are in Helsinki.
Sibelius Park Helsinki Finland
By Elsi H
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