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Hakaniemi Market Square

Hameentie 1a 00530 Helsinki, Finland, Helsinki, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
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Ranked #2 of 53 Shopping in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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Strongsville, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was a lovely way to get a little flavor of Helsinki. There were lots of local wares for sale, as well as some local foods. We purchased some small gifts to take home, and sampled some local seafood. There are also boats offering sightseeing tours from the docks. The historical section is close by, within walking distance.

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Manchester Area
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The market square has much variety and many tasty local delicacies on offer. Lots of authentic options and very fresh quality, worth a few hours stroll. Easy tram ride from the ferry port.

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Egham, United Kingdom
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423 reviews 423 reviews
64 attraction reviews
333 helpful votes 333 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Busy market which seemed to be full of locals as well as tourists. Beautiful fresh produce for sale as well as typical Finnish goods and quite a lot of cheap souvenirs. Lots of food stalls serving very good food.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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399 reviews 399 reviews
222 attraction reviews
439 helpful votes 439 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We thought this area was fun. It was a big square filled with pavilions selling food, crafts and souvenirs. Most of the items and food was more reasonably priced that we found in some other areas. Eateries have giant sauté pans filled with fish, vegetables and other foods. Ferries leave for Sumolena from here.

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Rome, Italy
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Normal or average market you see in most countries, but what i liked most was the variety of fresh food and fruits available for sale and lots of kiosk w tipical Finnish dishes or foreign as you preffer. you can get raspberries and blueberry for a good prize

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Located right on the waterfront and very near to several other tourist destinations, this was a very nice combination of food vendors (both restaurant-like as well as fresh fruit and other produce) and crafts. Very clean and plenty of room to walk around and take in what there was to offer. We didn't encounter any pushy sellers, and those we... More

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Adelaide, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

i recently was on a scandanavian cruise we stopped at Helsinki. I have never seen such beautiful produce I ate the strawberries and the raspberries and it brought back memories of my childhood in England the market is also an excellent venue for getting tourist gifts as they are very keenly priced

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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Wonderful jewellery and hard crafts. Plenty of cheep food stalls. Nobody was pushy and all very clean. Wonderful situation near the water.

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Chicago, Illinois
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is an open air market of food and local vendors (not the expensive Louis Vuitton stores you find closer to the center of town). Even if you don't buy anything, it's fun to walk around and look.

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Hong Kong, China
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129 reviews 129 reviews
55 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

You will have to go through the market square if you walk to the Uspenski Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) from the Senate Square (Senaatintori). Many souvenir shops and food stalls. Really should try some local food such as reindeer meat balls, fried fishes, ... etc. You will have a chance to taste the food before making up your mind of what... More

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