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Finland sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

When it comes to mention the most popular places of interest in Finland, the first destination that comes to mind is Helsinki. The Senate Square is considered the historic centre of the city. The square was built in the 19th century and was designed by German architect Carl Ludwig Engel who was also involved in development of whole Helsinki. The square is internationally recognized as one of the most beautiful squares in the world. The monument of Alexander II is considered the heart and main decoration of the square.
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Market Square is the noisiest and liveliest place in the city. Sometimes this place is also called Strawberry Square. If you visit this place in June, you will see an amazing view – all stalls are simply covered with fragrant ripe strawberry. Other important architecture landmarks include Finland Palace, the House of Opera, the Olympic Stadium and Uspenski Cathedral. Fans of excursions will find it interesting to visit numerous historic and art museums of the city.
The Suomenlinna Fortress is widely known as one of the most famous landmarks of Finland. The fortress and town are located on seven islands and were built in 1747. At that time it was an important strategic point, which primary aim was to protect the capital from sea attacks. Today Suomenlinna is a popular tourist destination with numerous shops, exhibition halls and museums. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Some interesting sights can be found in Tampere. The city is mostly known for its magnificent sanctuaries. Travellers are recommended to visit Tampere Cathedral, Alexander Nevsky Church and the Church of Saint Nicolas. The city is also home to the oldest concert hall in Scandinavia – Tampere Palace. Tourists with children will enjoy many memorable moments in Sarkanniemi Adventure Park that features many park zones including a dolphin park, a zoo, planetarium and an aquarium. There are more than 20 museums in the town, the most popular of which are the Museum of Box, Drugstore Museum, Amuri Museum of Workers’ Housing, Teisko Museum, and Vapriikki Museum Centre.
The best way to continue your excursion program is to visit the city of Turku, which is also known as the oldest city in the country. There are several historic buildings there, such as Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. The castle was built in the 13th century. Nowadays, the castle holds the exhibition of the Museum of History and is often used as the venue for various music concerts, special concerts for kids and other interesting performances.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks of Finland
♥   National Park 'Helvetinjärven kansallispuisto' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Hiidenportin kansallispuisto' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Isojärven kansallispuisto' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Itäisen Suomenlahden kansallispuisto' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Kauhanevan-Pohjankankaan kansallispuisto' . On the map   Photos
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Finland
♥   Restaurant 'Passio' Helsingfors. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Pastis' Helsinki. Type - Classic French. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Ragu' Helsinki. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Regina' Helsingfors. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Salutorget' Helsinki. Type - International. On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Castles of Finland
♥   Castle 'Fortresses of Hamina' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Hakoinen Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Häme Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Junkarsborg' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Kajaani Castle' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Finland from our review series

Nasinneula Observation Tower

From the series “Elegant architectural structures for fans of skywalks”
The highest observation tower in Scandinavian countries is situated in Finland. Nasinneula tower is a true historical landmark. It was built in 1971. Now it is the highest observation tower, not only in Finland, but also in Scandinavia. The tower height is 168 meters, that makes it the tallest free-standing building in the country.

The tower is located in a beautiful park. There is a number of great attractions for fans of extreme sports, including an inverted roller coaster close to the sight. The Nasinneula Tower is located in one of the quietest and most picturesque areas of Tampere, on the shores of the lake. There is a magnificent viewing platform on a top of the tower, the rise to which will be an unforgettable experience. The building is equipped with a high-speed elevator that … Read all

Houseboat Saunalautta

From the series “Fancy houses and hotels located on water or under water”
Many experienced travelers note that Finnish sauna is best visited in Finland, despite its wide distribution in various countries around the world. The most unusual Finnish sauna can really be visited in its native country, Saunalautta has been built on water and offers clients a very special conditions for recreation. The sauna has been built of recycled materials. One of the main materials used for its construction was wood.

In addition to the sauna itself, the complex provides a sleeping room with four seats, as well as the presence of several terraces with hammocks. One of the terraces has been equipped with a special barbecue area. Thanks to the developed infrastructure, Saunalautta is considered a full-fledged leisure center, and not just an ordinary sauna. The sauna operates only … Read all

Banja Funicular

From the series “Most extraordinary thermaes, baths and saunas in the world”
Those who are not afraid of heights, will surely like an original cable car bath. It was opened in the most ordinary cabin of the gondola lift, which, among the others, is distinguished only by a beautiful finish made of light wood. The "extreme sauna" in located the famous La Jolla ski resort. The cabin of the lift, in which it was equipped, rises to a height of 500 meters in 40 minutes and descends back, visitors of the sauna will have an opportunity to enjoy incredibly beautiful landscapes of snow-capped mountains during the rest.

The unusual bath accomodates four people. Those who do not seem to have an extreme air trip will be able to diversify the rest with another enchanting event - to dive into the snow at one of the funicular stations. The so-called "Flying sauna" is a unique … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Finland

Helsinki
Olympic Stadium. Olympic Stadium is located approximately two kilometers away from the historical center of Helsinki. This is the largest stadium in Finland, the symbol of which is a tall observation tower of 72.71 m. The tower’s length is a bit strange, but it has a symbolic meaning. Its unusual length matches the length of the record spear throw of Matti Järvinen, a winner of the Olympic Games of 1932. The construction of the stadium was completed in 1938, but the summer Olympic Games … Read more
Tampere
Besides the fact this city is relatively young, there is a large choice of historical monuments and architectural attractions here. The central square of the city is the location of a magnificent Cathedral, which was built in 1907. The building looks more like a luxurious palace. Art connoisseurs will surely recognize the unrivaled style of romanticism, which is typical for the majority of buildings of the early 20th century. Another important religious landmark is church of St. Alexander … Read more
Turku
The local cathedral is the oldest building in the city. This is also one of the main shrines of the country. This beautiful building is made in the early Gothic period and it strikes visitors with elegance of forms and beauty. A part of the shrine has been converted into a historical museum, all exhibits of which are directly related to the history of the cathedral. A visit to a medieval castle situated on the bank of the Aura River is also one of the most popular excursions. The fortress has … Read more
Rovaniemi
Each year the resort offers new entertainments to its guests. You can ride on a reindeer sled, go to a ski base, or visit one of the modern ice rinks. It is also possible to rent a snowmobile and ride along the scenic landscapes of this place. In the evening rest after an active day by relaxing in sauna or visit one of the local restaurants. Every evening concerts and theatrical performances take place in the city, so besides rich athletic program you can make your vacation more diversifying by … Read more
Oulu
Charles IX was the founder of Oulu, which received the status of the city in 1605. By the middle of the 18th century Oulu turned into the largest shipbuilding center from a simple port town. In 1882 almost all buildings were destroyed by fire, then the city was renewed from the ruins after the Second World War, so the largest part of the historical heritage is now lost. Despite the fact that this city has never been a resort, there are always many visitors here. Oulu will be particularly … Read more
Espoo
Espoo residents recommend visitors of the city to take advantage of the platform installed on one of the high-rise buildings in the center of Tapiola. Here visitors will be able to admire magnificent landscapes of diverse and remarkably harmonious nature of this country. Among other attractions of this place are Otso Gallery with its rich exhibition, Clocks Museum, and Cultural Center. Finally, a beautiful tropical complex with the romantic name "Serena" provides an opportunity to swim in the … Read more

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