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The Aalto House

Riihitie 20, Helsinki 00330, Finland
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Ranked #49 of 145 attractions in Helsinki
Type: Historic Sites
Description: The home of famous Alvar Altotel +358 (0)9 481 350 riihitie@alvaraalto.fi Alvar Aalto 1936
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Luxembourg
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Well worth the visit if you are in indeed, in any way, interested in architectural history. The Aalto house provides an interesting, enjoyable and informative education into iconic Finnish design. That said, I would like to provide you with the most expedient way of getting to this house. From Helsinki centre, tram number 4, direction Munkkiniemi. Get off at stop... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

You could never imagine that this house was built in 1936. I could move in today and feel like it was a brand new house. The materials are timeless, as is the design and atmosphere. It is worth a detour to Munkkiniemi and is easily accessible by number 4 tram. Locals will gladly show you the way once you get... More

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Mariefred, Sweden
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91 reviews 91 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

An inspiring, well maintained and simply beautiful place to understand and feel what one of the masters of Scandinavian design did and where he actually lived. Amazing.

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Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

You can feel what kind of person Alvar Aalto was. His home is so esthetic and dignified, yet so modest. Beauty and high quality, no showing off or junk. You automatically start whispering, not to disturb the strong atmosphere!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

we made the effort to brave the -22 degrees and took the short tram ride (no 4) to Munnkiniemi district. we found the house and was met with by an elderly finnish lady who showed us another couple and japanese fellow around. the interior was simply amazing. she proceded to talk for a short while about the house, the history... More

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