Helsinki - one of the most colorful citiesFinland, it has a characteristic Scandinavian charm, accentuated by contrasting trends of the architecture of the "northern" modernist style. The status of the capital belongs to the city quite deservedly: it is a cultural, scientific and educational and business center. In addition, it is a real gift for tourists who like to be smaller, and see more, because the lion's share of attractions and interesting places with a breathtaking view is in the center of the city or in close proximity to it. Here is a list of locations that should not be left out of your attention.
Attractions in Helsinki that need attention
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art is not for nothingIs the record attendance among museums in Finland. The building itself is part of the exhibition; Its five floors do not leave indifferent thanks to an extensive collection of exhibits (over 4 thousand). Moreover, exhibitions of 1-3 levels are updated annually, and at the 4th and 5th levels, temporary half-yearly exposures are held.
Zoo Korkeasaari is one of the oldestPlanet. It is located on a separate island and impresses with the variety of natural landscapes and the representatives of the animal and plant world gathered here. The zoo is divided into several zones, in which the flora and fauna are assembled on a geographical basis. For a walk in this place it is advisable to allocate a whole day - you will not have to regret the time spent.
Linnanmäki. Even if you are not attracted to skating on a wooden roller coaster and four dozen other attractions, you do not need to deny yourself a visit to the ferris wheel. Its height at the highest point is "only" 35 meters, and the wonderful Panorama Tower (53 meters) is an excellent alternative for enjoying the view of the capital of Suomi from a bird's eye view, the entrance to which, incidentally, since 2007 is free.
The Sea Life is close toLinnanmäki and often becomes the next point of the route after visiting the park. Here you will find fifty aquariums with various representatives of marine fauna, a tunnel with a transparent ceiling and an atmosphere of total immersion on the seabed.
Sveaborg (Suomenlinna) - Swedish (Finnish)The fortress, located on 8 small islands in the south of the city. It was her fortifications, now part of UNESCO's World Heritage, up to the Second World War, that protected Helsinki from the military threat from the sea. Nowadays, there are several museums dedicated to the history of the fortress, in particular the Military Manege and the Vesikko submarine.
Of course, this list does not limit the magnificence of the Finnish capital: the very center of it is a collection of "pearls" for every taste and color. Visiting Helsinki, you will collect from them an unforgettable "necklace".
Have a nice trip!