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Esplanade

Address: Pohjoisesplanadi, Helsinki 00130, Finland
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Ranked #7 of 138 Attractions in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Shopping
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Shopping

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I come here every time I visit Helsinki. At least during summer. I take a stroll through the park and end at the market where I buy a selection of fruits from the Turkish guys (not officially on offer but if you smile they will prepare you a mixed bowl). Then I go and order a coffee and a crépe... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

What's a super relaxing place for soul and mind calming. Walk along the river and have a cuppa. This is the ideal holiday for summer! It's the port where accessing to islands. Highly recommended.

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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
45 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Rather sums up Helsinki. Peaceful and clean walk with a very nice coffee house in the middle. Nothing is that busy in Helsinki and this makes the walk enjoyable.

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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198 reviews 198 reviews
44 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

The Esplanade links Helsinki's commercial district with it's inviting waterfront. The vast expanse includes parkland, cafés, retail boutiques featuring top Finnish brands like Iittala and Merrimekko, restaurants, and theaters, both indoors and out.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The main street to stroll along and people watch, or sit on one of the many benches / grass alongside this pedestrian street. Right in the centre of Helsinki, ending at the marina. Recommend trying an ice cream from one of the stalls. There are also a handful of restaurants along this street as well as several shops selliing souvenirs,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Nice place to walk around and to enjoy the vibe and view of the city. They have nice restaurants, markets and a beautiful harbour to spend all day at.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

Not the biggest waterfront, but blended in the city well. There are ferry service to Suomenlinna Island, and just in front of many restaurants, pub and malls. Good for photography

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It's the main broadwalk with shops and cafes and restaurants (outdoor seating in the summer) in Helsinki. At the end you'll find the Harbor.

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Bradenton Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great time but dress accordingly! I did not and it was miserable! The sites are beautiful and the people delightful. Mostly English spoken and credit cards encouraged instead of cash!

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

There is everything you need on Helsinki. Department store Stockmanns, many luxory boutiques and shops like Della Marca, Louis Vuitton , Luxbag, Ugg, Iittala etc. Bars and Hotels like Cafe Esplanad, Kamp, Aschan, Kappeli, Teatteri. And of cource market place, City Hall, Presidents Palace. Just wall and enjoy.

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