HELSINKI tourist attractions

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The capital of Findland lying on land and over a dozen islands is a relatively new city, founded in the 16th century. They are known primarily from the UNESCO-listed fortress Suomenlinna and the monumental Lutheran cathedral.

The heart of Helsinki is Senate Square, next to which stands a neoclassical Lutheran kater, whose body was modeled on the St. Petersburg church. Isaac. There are also headquarters of the most important state institutions, including the Palace of the State Council, as well as the oldest apartment building in Helsinki, Sederholm's tenement house.

From the Senate Square there is a wide Esplanadi boulevard surrounded by green areas. It ends with the Kauppatori Square on the seafront, where markets have been held since the beginning of the city's existence, including the famous autumn herring market. There is also an obelisk with a golden eagle commemorating the visit of Tsarina Alexander Fyodorovna to Helsinki.

The attractions of Helsinki don't stop at the city center. In the southern part is the villa district of Kaivopuisto with houses hidden in the greenery of gardens, while in the north stands the modern rock church, whose name comes from the fact that it was hollowed out in the rocks.

Helsinki is also numerous coastal islands. On one of them is the Suomenlinna fortress from the beginning of the 18th century. In Seurasaari, you can visit an open-air museum with over 100 residential and utility buildings from all over Finland.

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