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The Aalto House

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Address: Riihitie 20, Helsinki 00330, Finland
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The home of famous Alvar Altotel +358 (0)9 481 350...

The home of famous Alvar Altotel +358 (0)9 481 350 riihitie@alvaraalto.fi Alvar Aalto 1936

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Great guided tour

We had a guided tour for both his house and his studio. The two guides were detailed and professional with their explanations. Definitely recommended for architecture fans or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kay K
Hong Kong, China

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Hong Kong, China
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35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a guided tour for both his house and his studio. The two guides were detailed and professional with their explanations. Definitely recommended for architecture fans or anyone who's interested in getting to know Aalto's life.

Thank Kay K
Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

If you're visiting Finland, you're probably Finnish or an architect or other design junkie, right? So you definitely need to visit the home (and studio) of Alvar Aalto, one of the most influential modern architects ever--yes, there's a reason there's a poster signed by his buddy, Corbusier, hanging in the living room, and a Calder sculpture sitting on the shelf.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Nice to visit at the private house. The house is open only with a guided touring at the specific times. Our tour was with people around the world and it was nice to notice how the see Finnish architect in different ways.

Thank Kati M
Copenhagen, Denmark
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155 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

You have to be more than interested in architecture to find this place interesting and to pay to entrance of 17 euro! You are only allowed on guided tours which take about 20 minutes - then you have seen it all- inclusive the garden.

Thank stoffer
Helsinki Finland
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147 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

For me, this Place is boring, but I guess that for the Aalto-enthusiasts, worth a visit. But not for the rest of us

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London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If you love modern architecture and interior design then this place is a MUST! The impact Alvar Aalto has had on so many modern architects cannot be underestimated and his work can be seen (albeit in an inspired way- not copied) in the houses of almost everyone who has shopped at IKEA. Our guide had spent time in Japan and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The house designed by Alvar Alto is fascinating. It was certainly ahead of its time, and reminded me of of a 1960s version of American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, with all fittings designed by the creator of the house. Unfortunately the guide we had tended to repeat herself. There is nowhere to sit and we became very tired standing for... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Aalto designed a monastery that we have visited near our home, so we wanted to tour his house. We relied on our GPS to find the house in a residential neighborhood of Helsinki. Tours were offered on the hour. Our Finnish guide gave our tour in English, and she answered our many questions. Alvar Aalto designed the house and lived... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

You can take the number 4 tram and buy your ticket from the driver. There are scheduled visits at specific times. Visit also AA studio that is just 5 minutes away.

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Helsinki, Finland
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221 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The home of Alvar Aalto was a great place to visit. I had a brazilian architect with me and we visited both the Aalto House and the ateljee one after the other. This is highly recommendable also to others, find out the timetable for both and do them in the right order. Both museums responded well to e-mails, but did... More 

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