List of sites in Helsinki

List of sites in Helsinki

This is a list of popular tourism sights in Helsinki, the capital of Finland.
* Kasvitieteellinen puutarha (botanical garden) is worth seeing.
* Eduskuntatalo is the Finnish Parliament Building.
* The new opera house (Oopperatalo) of the Finnish National Opera, which opened in 1993, is close to the city center in Töölö.
* Heureka (actually located in Vantaa) is a science center featuring exhibitions and an IMAX theater.
* Hietaniemi is a popular beach within a walking distance from the downtown.
* Kaivopuisto is the most popular park in Helsinki.
*Mannerheim Museum, depicting the life and times of Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim.
* Kauppatori (The Market Square) is situated in the heart of Helsinki and in the summertime the numerous stands sell all kinds of Finnish crafts and foods. The traditional herring market in October is a particularly popular event, as the fishers from the archipelago sail into the harbour and sell their products, traditional foods and crafts of the Finnish coast.
* Kansallismuseo (The National Museum of Finland) presents Finland's history from the stone age to the present and is one of the most popular museums in the city.
* Kiasma is the museum of contemporary art, designed by Steven Holl. The museum hosts a number of exhibitions.
* Korkeasaari is an island hosting the Helsinki zoo.
* Linnanmäki is Helsinki's amusement park.
* Luonnontieteellinen museo (Natural History Museum of Helsinki)
* Nuuksio (located in Espoo) is the piece of wilderness closest to Helsinki. This area is suitable for day trip hiking. There are lots of tiny lakes, rock, swamp and pine forest.
* Seurasaari is an outdoor museum area. It contains log houses and items collected from various parts of Finland.
* Sibelius-monumentti (The Sibelius Monument), a modernist work by sculptor Eila Hiltunen, memorializes Finnish composer Jean Sibelius and is a popular tourist attraction.
* Spårakoff is a tram converted to a bar, it is easy to recognize in the Helsinki cityscape as it is colored in the brightly red color of the Sinebrychoff brewery.
* Suomenlinna is an inhabited sea fortress built on six islands. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and popular with both tourists and locals, who enjoy it as a picturesque picnic site.
* Tarvaspää, the home and atelier of the renowned Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela, lies further away from the centre, but is certainly worth a visit. The museum has many paintings by one of the central artists of Finland's "Golden era" and a nice café.
* Temppeliaukion kirkko is an unconventional church built into the Helsinki bedrock, regularly visited by tourists.
* The Uspenski Cathedral is the main Orthodox church in Finland.

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