Eira – bit of Paris in Helsinki

Eira has the most exclusive quarters in Helsinki. These jugend-style stone villas has been built early 1900. Narrow lanes and small parks under the old oaks. Houses are usually three store high and they remind how Helsinki would look like if the architectural rape didn`t start at 1960.

Late 1800 Eira area was considered too far away from city center and therefor it was planned for factorys. Luckily that plan did not happen. Today those thoughts really seem redicilous as Eira is major part of south Helsinki. House prices soar up on the same level of best part of Paris.

Tourists can easily attach Eira as part of their sightseeng. Jump on to tram number three heading south from city center.

 

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