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Esplanade

Pohjoisesplanadi, Helsinki 00130, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
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Ranked #6 of 148 Attractions in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Parks
Activities: Shopping
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Various sight you could see. There are many modern and branded store. From harbour near here you could take boat to soumenlina. There is farmer market in the harbour, both indoor and outdoor. Don't come too late if you want to visit the market.

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Phila, Pa
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120 reviews 120 reviews
40 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lovely spot for a stroll. Shops, cafés, people, sights, water- all nice. Weekend farmers market nearby was fun. Many vendors with local crafts.

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Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

An exquisite promenade with a wonderful lovely open air-in the summer-market. Admire the 18th century buildings in an environment so similar to aristocratic St.Petersburg

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San Francisco
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The esplanade is a commercial artery weaved with greenery and gorgeous buildings, leading to the harbor. You can almost imagine the 18th century aristocracy strolling along...

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Melbourne, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
53 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a great place to stroll along for 20 minutes. Pass by many upmarket shops and some fine cafes as well, and end up at the bustling market.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We only had 6 hours in Helsinki (what a shame!) from a Baltic Cruise, but we enjoyed every moment. We strolled along the Esplanade, stopped for coffee, saw several interesting characters posing (a wolf, spiderman), and shopped at the wonderful Marimekko store. There was a wonderful market by the harbor as well.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A few blocks long, nice in the summer. Bars and restaurants on either side and close to the water at one end.

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burlington ontario
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131 reviews 131 reviews
62 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were surprised how nice the walk was along this area. The weather was beautiful and we strolled along looking at all of the hand crafted items that the local folks were selling. A few places to stop and have a drink or ice cream are available. Nice atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I was very lucky with the weather and the sun was shinning so esplanade in these lovely weather is even better. If the weather is bad there are plenty of eateries and wine bar to keep you cozy indoors!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Shops full of Scandinavian design side by side; it is a very nice atmosphere. The Esplanade is the mile from Helsinki. Whether young or old, local or tourist, here every stroll with an ice cream in hand. Many sit on blankets in the grass or populate the small snack shops. Many play music, or with the children, many want to... More

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