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Esplanade

Address: Pohjoisesplanadi, Helsinki 00130, Finland
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Ranked #4 of 222 things to do 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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Nether Whitacre, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We walked down here on the way to the markets, which turned out not to be there. This is a street with lots of shops along it, and a narrow long park type area that runs down the centre. It was the only place that was covered in snow still when we visited, as the rest of the streets and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A pleasant place to walk, particularly at night when it is very prettily lit with fairy lights. We didn't eat or drink anywhere but all the places looked expensive.

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Nice place in the summer evenings. Lots of people, cool to watch people go by. Some nice restaurants along the street.

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Helsinki
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Esplanadi is a street in Helsinki downtown where you find designer shops, many coffee shops, and fancy hotels, such as 5-starts Kamp Hotel. This is a short street that goes from the harbor to Stockmann, the most expensive shop in Finland. Many people go there during the summer to sit in one of the outside tables and have a glass... More 

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

All the amazing cafes are facing centre Park both sides so enjoy your walk no matter what the weather is. There are benches everywhere so you don't have to pay for coffee in order to enjoy. Beautiful during day time and awesome once it is dark.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

European city with a park middle of boulevard. Get seated, have och cream, listen live band and view street artists. Wish more?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A proper name for a grand and beautiful avenue. Here you can find shops in all categories, not only high cost. Spent more than planned, though - tempting place...

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Here you will find the most expensive boutiques, hotels and restaurants. Or you can just do window shopping. The buildings are old and the park in the middle is lovely place to sit in the summer and eat ice cream.

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Fonte Boa, AM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

There are good restaurants in the area. Better you get there early, because the establishments use to close around 8PM.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Perfect place to have a walk with your partner or just with friends. During summer is really crowded but it is one of the most beautiful places in the city center of Helsinki.

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