10 essential places to see in Helsinki


This list of places to see in Helsinki It will help you get to know the most tourist places and visit one of the most modern cities open to the sea in Europe.
Located on the shores of the Gulf of Finland, this city can be known perfectly in a day or a weekend, by concentrating all its most interesting places within walking distance of the center, making it a perfect getaway for a few days.
In its architecture the classic and modern buildings are mixed with Swedish and Russian influences and also has countless museums, coffee shops, parks and amazing churches, which will be just some of the places you can meet in your getaway.

Based on the day we spent in the city during our trip to Tallinn and Helsinki in 4 days, we have made a list of what we believe are the 10 places to visit in Helsinki essential. We start!

1. Senate Square

The Senate Square in neoclassical style and nerve center of the old town, is one of the most essential places to see in Helsinki. Its three most important buildings are the Helsinki Cathedral (Tuomiokirkko), the University Library, located in a corner and the Sederholm House, the oldest stone building in the city.
Keep in mind that the Lutheran cathedral, one of the symbols of the city that stands out for its white exterior, if you come to the city for a short time, does not deserve Worth the entrance.

If you visit the city at Christmas, in this square there is a large market full of wooden stalls that sell all kinds of Christmas items and local food, a spectacle for the senses!
A good option to get to know the most interesting places in the city with a guide in Spanish is to book this free tour of Helsinki Free!, Which starts in this square.

2. Temppeliaukio Church

The Church of Temppeliaukio, also known as the Stone Church, is a Lutheran church that was built in 1969 and in which its interior stands out, excavated in a rock, which allows it to have excellent acoustics, perfect for all types of concerts.
From the outside you can see the glazed dome, which allows you to illuminate the interior with natural light.
Visiting hours: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Sundays from 12h to 17h.


How to get to Helsinki

The most common way to get to Helsinki is by air, landing at the international airport of the capital, located 20 kilometers away. To go from the airport to the center of Helsinki you can take the circular train that will leave you at the Central Station in less than half an hour for 5.50 euros.
Another option is to take the Finnair City Bus or the 615 bus line that will leave you at the station in about 45 minutes for a train-like price. Given the high frequency of daily trains and buses, we do not recommend paying the 50 euros that it would cost to take a taxi.

We visited the city by taking a ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki, on a journey of about two hours and about 40 euros round trip, this being a good option to meet two of the most famous Baltic capitals.

Map of the best places to visit in Helsinki

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