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The Aalto House

Riihitie 20, Helsinki 00330, Finland
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Ranked #33 of 150 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

First of all, I recommend you to take a look on thw website cause there's not too many hours available to visit the museo. Only at 1pm 2pm and 3pm. The price is around 17€. The guide of the house made our visit funny and interesting, we learned a lot and she explained us a lot of things and details.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

During our 2-week trip to Finland, my husband and I enjoyed learning much more about legendary Finnish modernist architect Alvar Aalto, including a visit and tour of his own home and one-time studio in a Helsinki neighborhood. The tour guide was very pleasant and well-informed. We were also inspired to visit other Aalto-designed residences: Villa Mairea in Noormarkku and Villa... More

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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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36 helpful votes 36 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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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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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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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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