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Best Things to Do in Helsinki, Finland

Prachi Dharap Jul 18, 2019
Located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, it has one of the highest urban standards of living in the world. With lively seasides full of charming architecture, green parks, beautiful islands, this place is a must-visit.

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Admire the beautiful tall green dome of the neoclassical Helsinki Cathedral, soaring above the city skyline.

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Check out the Russian orthodox church - Uspenski Cathedral, built in 1868 with its beautiful red brick facade and golden cupolas.
Visit Suomenlinna, a giant sea fortress spread over 7 islands, built by the Swedish in mid 18th century.

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Have fun and also lend your support to the Finnish child welfare work at Linnanmäki Amusement Park, operated since the 1950s.

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Catch a century old vintage tram from Havis Amanda Fountain, for a 20-minute tour of Helsinki's top sights.
Picnic at the Esplanadi, an esplanade and urban park, right in the heart of Helsinki.
Relax at one of the public saunas in the new “Löyly” complex.

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Walk along the waterfront from Hietaniemi Beach and witness the Sibelius Monument honoring the great Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius.
Shop or gaze at the Byzantine revival building of Helsinki market. It has been around since 1889.