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The Esplanadi Park

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Address: Pohjoisesplanadi, Helsinki 00130, Finland
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Charming park in the middle of two busy streets

This is one of the best parks in Helsinki. Lots of space for a pick nick and lots of bars within sight to continue the party....

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lappeenranta, Finland

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Lappeenranta, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the best parks in Helsinki. Lots of space for a pick nick and lots of bars within sight to continue the party....

Thank foodaddict2015
Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 449 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was nice stroll along this "park". Yet it is not a large park, rather a long one. Also there is nothing particular about it. I am just wondering why is it placed as an attraction.

Thank TheGalcierist
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's so little to do in Helsinki that I just discovered that we've done the 4th highest rated activity by accident i.e. this walk. We like to mooch around cities (especially when there's a waterfront), stopping in cafes, bars, restaurants, looking in shop windows, etc. It's November, and seems like the best thing to do in Helsinki right now. It... More 

Thank GeraintLT
Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a pleasant street to stroll down towards the sea and the ferries (the old Market Hall is right at the sea end of the walk). There are some lovely coffee shops (coffee and cakes in Finland in general are very good) and some other great shops. One word of warning is that Finland in general is pretty expensive... More 

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DFW Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Esplanade in Helsinki runs through the heart of the city... from the largest department store (Stockmann's) to the harbor, with cafes and shopping in abundance. This is always a favorite place to come and sit for coffee, relaxing, and people watching when I have the time. It also turns out to be about halfway in the walk from where... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice part of the city. I visited in Autumn, so beautiful colours and it was a lovely cold but sunny day! Ideal to watch the world go by!

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Esplanadi hosts all kinds of events all year round. Best during summer when there are free concerts and lots of people. At other times you will meet also local people here. During Siivouspäivä (Cleaning Day, usually twice the year) there is a great flea market, and around Christmas time one of the best markets in Helsinki.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like most maritime waterfront around the world this has the standard ocean views and fish market. Though the later is not exclusively seafood. Easy walk from city centre. Cannot get too excited about something that is just a stock tourist spot

Thank im44
Draper, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was just a great place to kick back and people watch. Benches for visiting and lots of thing to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Easily reached from the Helsinki Central Station and it's also within walk from the pier terminals, there is also a statue of JL Runeberg, the national poet of Finland.

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