Category Archives: City center

Kaivopuisto – a park with style

Kaivopuisto or “Kaivari” is today one of the most oldest and famous parks of Helsinki. Kaivopuisto is a huge area, several hectares, beside the sea. Rocks, woods and grass for laying down on sunny day. And ofcourse there is restaurants, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Hietaniemi beach

Ok, it is not Barcelona but Helsinki has decent beach right in the city center. On short summer it gets quite packed at day time and in the evening, teenagers invade it for party-party. In good summer sea water can … Continue reading

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Hietaniemi cemetery

Cemetery can reveal a great deal of country and its history. Hietaniemi cemetary is not an exception. Oldest graves go back for two hundred years and in that time Finland and Helsinki has gone through all kind of political and … Continue reading

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Baana – pedestrian passage through city

Baana is pedestrian and bike passage dividing city few meters down from street level. Baana is former train track to Ruoholahti harbour but now it has been renovated for light traffic usage. Baana was opened just few weeks ago and … Continue reading

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