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Sightseeing in Tampere - what to see. Complete travel guide

In terms of popularity Tampere occupies the second place and loses to only one resort of Finland - Helsinki. The choice of attractions and tour itineraries here is no less diversified as in the capital.
1. Travelers arriving Tampere for the first time are sure to visit the VisitTampere tourist center, which is located in the train station. Here you can take a map of the city and tourist … Open
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 Nevsky and St. Nicholas. The construction of the church took place in 1966.
Among the modern buildings we should definitely mention a concert hall called "Palace of Tampere". Opened in 1990, this place is considered one of the best palaces in Scandinavia. Major conferences and exhibitions, theater performances and performances of chamber orchestra take place here literally every day. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Tampere is a city with an abundance of dining places. Almost every local restaurant has an interesting legend and is ready to surprise its visitors not only with lots of branded treats, but … Open
Museum of espionage is surely one of the most unusual institutions of the country. Actually, this is a complex of approximately two dozen of small museums. The subjects of these small museums are very diverse - there are halls dedicated to art, Museum of Boxing, Museum of Pharmacy, Car Museum, and Museum of Hockey. Vacationers with children should definitely visit Museum of Dolls and Costumes. Here children will immediately recognize their favorite fairytale characters. Tampere offers a great choice of entertainments for those tourists, who adore beautiful nature. Särkänniemi is considered the most popular is recreation park of this region. Eden Water Park is located not far away. Here you can also visit the only Dolphinarium in Finland. Finally, people, who enjoy watching stars, will find much interesting in the Planetarium.
A visit to the Tower of Näsinneula is going to turn out an exciting event. It is directed up on 168 meters and is one of the highest in Scandinavia. You can see a fantastic panorama of the city streets and nearby lakes from the tower's observation deck. Lovers of romantic getaway have an opportunity to visit a rotating restaurant located on the top of the tower. It is considered one of the most prestigious in the city.
Talking about cultural traditions of Tampere we have to mention the Week of Flowers. This beautiful summer festival over the years has enriched with lots of distinctive features and amazing … Open
The most interesting cultural object is the ancient stables of Tallipichus. The stables are the oldest structures that managed to survive in the city. Nowadays, they are redesigned to a wonderful cultural center and include some craft workshops, where visitors can participate in exciting master classes and purchase souvenirs. Guests are offered to take a horse-drawn carriage trip and admire city sights.
Tampere Theatre Among the outstanding architectural monuments, the building of the Town Hall is allocated. It is a vivid example of the neo-renaissance style, built in 1890. The Hall itself and the square in front of it are a permanent venue for important social events. The most interesting events take place here on national holidays. On the outskirts of the city is found a beautiful Nyasilinna palace. It is considered the most beautiful architectural monument in the Neo-Baroque style. The palace was built in 1898 by one of the wealthy local businessmen and was privately owned until 1908. Later, a regional museum was opened there. It operated until 1998. Shortly after the museum was closed, the luxurious palace has been neglected for several years. Only after a while, they decided to open a branch of the Hermitage, located in St. Petersburg. Now visitors have an opportunity to admire unique works of art. Excellent temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists are often held there.
The main cultural symbol of the city is the Tampere Cathedral. The construction of religious buildings was started in 1902 and lasted a little more than five years. The majestic and stately … Open
The Kalev Church can be called the city's most unusual religious monument. It actually resembles a modern cultural center or a hotel, rather than a church. This spectacular Art Nouveau building was constructed in 1964. The church is notable not only for its modern appearance but for its interior design. The most comfortable time to visit it is a middle of a sunny day. An unusual play of light and shadows is formed in its hall due to the windows of the original form.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Tampere
♥   Castle 'Häme Castle' , 67 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hakoinen Castle' , 82.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Tampere
♥   National Park 'Seitsemisen kansallispuisto' , 52 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Helvetinjärven kansallispuisto' , 58.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Puurijärven ja Isonsuon kansallispuisto' , 68.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Isojärven kansallispuisto' , 69.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Torronsuon kansallispuisto' , 85.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Nasinneula Observation Tower

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Besides the observation deck, there is an excellent restaurant on the top floor, where you can taste the wonderful local dishes and enjoy the opening enormous panorama at the same time. It is important to note that this restaurant is very popular among visitors with children. Besides common dishes its menu features a huge selection of ice cream. The history of the construction of the tower is very amazing; it took only 33 days to build a structure. The builders worked around the clock, every day increasing the height of the tower for 4 meters. The initiator of the construction of the tower was Mayor Erkki Lindfors. An amusement park was opened next to this iconic landmark quite recently. … Read further
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