The Cathedral. Photo: Visit Finland Media Bank

Main attractions »

The symbol of Helsinki is the brilliant white cathedral known in Finnish as Tuomiokirkko that towers above Senate Square. The square and its surroundings form a unique and cohesive example of Neoclassical architecture. It is dominated by four buildings designed by Carl Ludvig Engel between 1822... Read more »
Aalto vase. Photo: Visit Finland Media Bank

Design »

Design is a factor deep-rooted in the urban lifestyle of Helsinki. Design is manifest in the everyday lives of Helsinki citizens in many ways, ranging from home furniture and items that represent old Finnish design traditions to modern urban solutions in the city and contemporary interior design.... Read more »
Maritime Helsinki. Photo: Helsinki Tourism Material Bank/Niclas Sjöblom

Maritime appeal »

Helsinki’s maritime silhouette is part of the national landscape of Finland. In Helsinki, the sea is an essential part everyday life. The sea surrounds the city on three sides. Helsinki has almost 100 kilometres of shoreline and around 300 islands. Many of the islands are accessible for... Read more »
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