Hotels in Helsinki
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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki
Helsinki 93 yd from city centre
Location: in the best area of central Helsinki. 21 km. from the airport and 100 m. from the bus and railway stations.City...
Helsinki 98 yd from city centre
The hotel enjoys an excellent location, situated on the square opposite the central railway station, surrounded by shops...
Helsinki 232 yd from city centre
Located in the city centre, next to the bus station and forum shopping centre. The railway station is just five minutes away...
Helsinki 249 yd from city centre
Directly across the street from Stockmann Department Store, this hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from Helsinki Central Station....
Sokos Hotel Torni
Helsinki 251 yd from city centre
Location: In the city centre, just 300 m. from the train station and metro station and 21 Km to the airport.City centre
Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre
Helsinki 302 yd from city centre
The hotel is located next to the main Railway Station. Market Square, House of Parliament and Finlandia House are within...
Marski By Scandic
Helsinki 324 yd from city centre
This popular and modern Helsinki hotel has a great location on Helsinki's Mannerheimintie, with the best shopping streets,...
Tourism in Helsinki
The Helsinki Railway Station is an internationally renowned masterpiece, embodying the transition between Romanticism and Neorealism. Not far away is the Museum of Beautiful Ateneum Arts, with a collection of the countrys most important art. But the historical center of Helsinki only truly begins with the Seat of the Senate (Senaatintori), a neoclassical structure from the 19th century whose design is evocative of the architecture of Saint Petersburg. The most significant buildings that surround it are the Luterana Cathedral (Tuomiokirkko), the Palace of the Government, and the university library. A few steps away are the citys oldest Rococo building, the Sederholm House of 1757. If you approach the port you will enjoy the atmosphere of Market Plaza (Kauppatori), the statue of Havis Amanda (symbol of the citys birth), and taste salmon or reindeer meat and purchase souvenirs. The Old Market is a covered market 100 meters away. From Market Plaza, take a ferry to the marine stronghold of Suomenlinna, declared a Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO: this citadel served as a base for the Swedish and the Russians during their reigns, and today is a treasure of history and Finnish culture.
Walk north along the relaxing Esplanadi Stroll to the Presidential Palace (Presidentinlinna), which was the old residence of the czars. In Kanavataku Street is the 19th century Cathedral of Uspenski: this, the largest Orthodox Church in Western Europe, shows clear Russian influences in its architecture.
Although a little removed from the center of Helsinki, dont forget to visit the Church of Temppeliaukio, which was constructed out of living rock and crowned with a copper cupola. In addition, the classically monumental Parliament Building displays a not-to-be-missed façade of red granite and Corinthian columns.