Architecture in Helsinki
Helsinki lets you take a fascinating journey through the centuries.
The city’s architecture is typified by Nordic minimalism and refinement. Modernism, functionalism and the largest concentration of Art Nouveau buildings in Northern Europe make Helsinki a major city of architecture.
The city centre, especially around Senate Square, forms a unique and cohesive example of Neoclassical architecture.
Uspenski Cathedral, the largest orthodox church in Western Europe, represents Helsinki’s Byzantine-Russian architectural heritage.
The latest architectural trends are represented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and Sanomatalo in the city centre and by the High Tech Center in the Ruoholahti district.
Interesting districts and buildings along tram routes
- Kiasma, Parliament House, National Opera and Finlandia Hall (trams 4, 7A, 7B, 10),
- Eira (trams 2 and 3)
- Katajanokka (tram 4/4T)
- Käpylä (tram 1)
- Senate Square (trams 1, 1A, 2/3, 4/4T, 7A/B)
- Ruoholahti (tram 8)
More information about getting around Helsinki on the Helsinki City Transport (HKL) website.
A special architecture map is sold at Tourist Information, Pohjoisesplanadi 19.
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