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Helsinki City Hall (Kaupungintalo)

Pohjoisesplanadi 1 | North Esplanade, Helsinki, Finland
09 169 3757
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Ranked #54 of 145 attractions in Helsinki
Type: Government Buildings
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

We took a wander into the city hall and were pleasantly surprised to find a great exhibition of 50's food adverts. We had a lovely wander round and I'm sure other exhibitions would be just as good. Great tourist information section too for other things to do.

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Palermo, Italy
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67 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Very nice city all, even if it is easy to compare between each other the scandinavian cities, and if compared it lacks of their majesty.

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East kilbride,Scotland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

spent day wandering streets admiring buildings and shopping. Kids loved the free wifi everywhere. Good tourist market at harbour.

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Victoria, B.C.
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100 reviews 100 reviews
25 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Helsinki is a truly beautiful city; wonderful architecture and lovely parks; very clean; the city hall and senate square are stunning and the large church is stunning.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A special evening as part of a recent conference. I loved the interior of the building, art display, lighting and excellent catered food. The staff were very prompt in ensuring everything was in order.. It is just so very difficult to drink a glass of wine and eat a small plate of food while standing. A few tables scattered around... More

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Sydney, Australia
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56 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We took an organised bus tour of Helsinki due to lack of time although we walked to and from the cruise ship to the city centre. After the bus tour we walked to the markets and an old church near the city centre. This is a wonderful city with friendly people.

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

On a beautiful September day, Finns are out in abundance in Senate Square. We listened to a local man who was set up as a one-man band sing in a robust baritone voice beneath the statue of Alexander II. Helsinki is a great city for walking, be sure to see the Temple Square Church literally carved out of rocks.

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Gloucs UK
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41 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I'm tacking a general observation about Helsinki onto the City Hall as there doesn't seem to be any way of reviewing Helsinki per se. Helsinki seems to me a rather blank place compared to places like Tallinn, St Petersburg and Stockholm. There are a couple of good-looking churches/cathedrals, a shopping area which is mainly in indoor malls, some outdoor markets,... More

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Kristiansand, Norway
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76 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It is a majestic building on the top of the hill overlooking the city. It is like it is placed here for the leeders to have an extra ordinary view over their soverines

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Stockholm, Sweden
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28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Went there only for the toilet, it was clean and free. There were many toilets so there wasn't a line by the ladies room as it usually is. It is right in front of the market by the ferry terminal (not the west terminal, the other one)

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