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Esplanade

Pohjoisesplanadi, Helsinki 00130, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
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Ranked #6 of 130 Attractions in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Activities: Shopping
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Southbury, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

After checking in at our Hotel we walked to the Esplanade. What a great, open and friendly park-like atmosphere! We could not help but get into conversations with the people who were walking, and with couples who were sitting, and a group of boys who custom made their own traveling boom box. We are quite a bit older than the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Between two streets in city center you can find this big green area. It is a good place to relax, have a picnic, enjoy in live music performances on a special outdoor stage in front of Cafe Kappeli or have a cup of coffee in one of the cafes. This is also a place for Restaurant day in Helsinki when... More

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Western Finland, Finland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Very nice spot. If you are visiting and have good weather head to this spot. Excellent spot in good weather to relax, read a book or just people watch. Right in the middle of the city centre with beautiful buildings, park and gardens. The cafes are along the strip are not the cheapest, but this is an excellent place for... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Lovely area of Helsinki! Right in the middle of the city centre with beautiful buildings, park and gardens.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

food,resto,the place itself .you can hang out with friends,buy anything you need just around the corner

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Right at the center of Helsinki, it has beautiful gardens, restaurants statues, and this very gracious booth of magazines dated from 1920 ! To each side you find wonderful shops and restaurants with terraces full of flowers...walking all he way to the ene you find the open market and harbour! Very recommended place to stroll around even late at night,... More

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new delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

located in town center this small garden is an oasis in the hustle and bustle of Helsinki. located next to all the shopping boutiques and the high street its a great place to relax sit and unwind. one can eat dine at the cafe near the entrance or get a sandwich and sit in the garden and walk the world... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Esplanade in Helsinki is a 400 metre roadway stretching from the harbour to Stockmann's department store. It is lined on both sides with shops and restaurants, and a delightful wooded and lawned area runs straight up the middle. Of the many delightful shops and eateries, the following are especially notable:- Kappeli - left hand side going up, right on... More

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bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

You can do a bit of shopping around here with all kinds of stores around. A plethora of restaurants means a lot of food options. A lovely place for a walk in the evening and ending it with some sumptuous food around this place. Red church and port are nearby too.

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Every single time I've been to Helsinki (which is 8 times now) I visited this great location. There is a touristic market that sells typical Finnish food and items. This is expensive but worth walking through it. The market stalls will not make a problem if you want to try some of their produce, the Fins are friendly people and... More

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