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Sibelius Monumentti, Finland

From series “The Most Unusual Statues and Monuments”
Year: 1967.

In Helsinki there is a memorial to the well-known Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The sculpture is so original and abstract that one can hardly guess at first glance who it might be dedicated to. The author of the monument is the Finnish painter Eila Hiltunen. Their masterpiece is a composition of 600 steel listeners, which form an abstract figure and are brazed together.

Sibelius Monumentti, Finland On the day of the monument opening, the most influential politician of Finland participated in the ceremonial ceremony. Because of the bold and creative idea of ​​the sculptor, the ceremony threatened to fail. Although the opening of the monument has become a state scandal, the monument has decorated a Helsinki park for nearly 50 years and is the most visited sculpture in the country. The monument was opened on the occasion of the decade after the death of the composer, in 1967. The author has worked on the monument design for several years.

The park, in which the remarkable monument is located, was also named to honor Jean Sibelius. The idea of ​​the monument is quite simple - through the composition of several hundreds of tubes, the painter has tried to create a unique musical instrument that is just as special as the musician's work. The original monument has a secret. In the windy weather the metal tubes give the pleasant and melodic tones. Hundreds of thousands of curious tourists visit the remarkable 'singing' monument annually. Next - Mano del desierto

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ATM bankomat: 'Handelsbanken' located in 1.8 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Scandia Rent Helsinki' is located in 0.81 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'ABC Mannerheimintie Helsinki' in 0.59 km
Supermarket: 'Valintatalo Eino Leinon katu' in 0.38 km
Parking: 'Laatuparkki Oy' in 2.1 km
Apotheek: 'Carelia-apteekki' in 0.59 km
Police station: 'Ratsastava Poliisi' in 1.88 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Cafe Regatta' in 0.22 km
Railway station: 'Töölön halli' in 0.6 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Helsinki-Malmi Airport HEM - in 10 km
 »  Vantaa Airport HEL - in 15 km
 »  Hyvinkaa Airport HYV - in 52 km
 »  Ulemiste Airport TLL - in 85 km
 »  Utti Airport UTI - in 136 km
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Best hotels near Sibelius Monumentti

Helsinki Apartment

Located in 0 km from Sibelius Monumentti
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Rooms: 14
The individually decorated accommodation at Helsinki Apartment each has a bathroom with a shower. Some have a kitchenette, while others have a … More: photo, rates and booking
SATO HotelHome Lapinlahdenkatu

Located in 1 km from Sibelius Monumentti
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Rooms: 77
A seating area, iPod dock and flat-screen TV with DVD player are featured in all the modern apartments at Lapinlahdenkatu HotelHome SATO. Each … More: photo, rates and booking
Vuokrahuone Design Accommodation

Located in 2 km from Sibelius Monumentti
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Rooms: 90
A wardrobe and desk are offered in all rooms at Vuokrahuone Design Accommodation. Bathroom facilities are shared. Some dormitory rooms have a curtain … More: photo, rates and booking
Essexhome Apartments Luotsikatu

Located in 3 km from Sibelius Monumentti
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Rooms: 4
The self-service Essexhome Apartments Luotsikatu is housed in an Art Nouveau building. All apartments include a living room with a seating area and … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Sibelius Monumentti - Helsinki

Travelers, who plan to have a romantic break away in Helsinki, are recommended to pay attention to Fabian Hotel Helsinki . The stylish and graceful atmosphere of the hotel is perfect for a peaceful vacation. All guest rooms are spacious and made mostly in pastel colors. Large king size beds, soft sofas and armchairs with premium upholstery, big panoramic windows and an adjustable lighting system create a truly inimitable atmosphere in the hotel. All guests of Fabian Hotel get complimentary welcome gifts – fruit baskets and flowers.

The premium Crowne Plaza Helsinki is open near the building of Finnish National Opera. This hotel has absolutely everything needed for a comfortable and interesting weekend or vacation. Crowne Plaza can be proud of its wellness center with a giant indoor swimming pool, and in the spa visitors are welcome to attend massage rooms or relax in the sauna. When it’s dinner time, it’s hard to find a better place than the romantic Macu restaurant where visitors can try best Mediterranean delicacies and premium wine. Travelers who prefer more unusual places are recommended to head to Fidel pub that is distinguished by an inimitable national atmosphere.
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