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Esplanade

Pohjoisesplanadi, Helsinki 00130, Finland
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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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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Activities: Shopping

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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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100 reviews 100 reviews
37 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

wide avenue to walk down through this park which takes you to the waterfront. Name brand stores on either side so it is an expensive area. Kapelli restaurant great stop for coffee and cake!

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Helsinki, Finland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The park it self is surrounding very expensive shops, but the park is like a window of Finnish people at the summer time. You buy food and drinks from shops or malls and go to picnic to the park. Just stare other people and enjoy

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Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Nice park to walk through. Popular place to hang out in summer. Also bars and restaurants side of this street. Here is big party's at 1.5.

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helsinki
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I am happy to share my experiences of this beautiful Esplanade. Now I have to confess that I am playing on the homefield here. I namely live a stone throw away from this. I wonder that if I, who lives here, likes it as much as I do, also travellers must like it. Hotels and boutiques and restaurants. On Esplanade... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The esplanade park in central Helsinki is the perfect place to relax and take a break from sightseeing. It stretches from the harbour in the east, to the Swedish Theatre in the west. The road along its northern edge has some of the finest restaurants in town. There are finely manicured lawns, shady trees and the Espa Stage where performances... More 

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Lahti, Finland
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104 reviews 104 reviews
45 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This area is always full of activity, and good international atmosphere both during summer and winter. Maybe this is the best part of Helsinki. Have a walk there, keep calm and enjoy.

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Southbury, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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