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Helsinki City Hall (Kaupungintalo)

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Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 1 | North Esplanade, Helsinki, Finland
Phone Number: 09 169 3757
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Treasuring one of my heroes

I was lucky to be in town when Sibelius' 150th anniversary was being celebrated here and there was much to see and listen to. The building itself is fine and ideally suited to put... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
chiangmaicharlies
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Hunter Valley, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

An attractive building, near Kauppatori, Esplanadi and Havis Amanda. The two cathedrals are not far away, so combine them together with the City Hall to get value out of visiting the area.

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sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I was lucky to be in town when Sibelius' 150th anniversary was being celebrated here and there was much to see and listen to. The building itself is fine and ideally suited to put on shows such as this. Well worth a visit at other times to see what's on. Very interesting toilets - quite like no other I have... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 513 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The city hall is a truly elegant building with dream color. The sky pale blue is just a relaxing and assuring color that is brilliantly chosen for the building. I find the building just next to the Cathedral in elegance. It is also overlooking the market square adding much value to the square. I did not get a chance to... More 

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Amsterdam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The City hall has an exposition about the city self, most are in green. There is also an nice artwork to see, the tower of fingers. On the other side there's an photo exposition about "serpent" of Finland. The architecture inside the building is not really beautiful as we may expect it

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Lovely attractive building that shows the architecture of its time. Tried to sneak a look inside but not successful. Worth a drive past

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Attending a congress in Helsinki,the Openingfunction were held here. The reception hall was so beautiful,especially the chandeliers hanging from the ceiing in all their splendour. You could not stop staring at them,and that really was welcome,having to listen to speach after speach! The interior of the whole building is worth a visit,and it is so well situated near the harbour.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We visited this on its opening day and thankfully there were few people there. We went back the following day and there were too many people really. But then it was Helsinki Day so undoubtedly not typical. The displays are very well presented and as well as providing information; it gives the opportunity to let the mind dwell on the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Not much here and nothing super attractive about the building. Tourist info desk and plenty of brochures plus clean toilets. Varying free exhibitions in main lobby.

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Thank Emanpee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We utilized the tourist information office located at Pohjoisesplanadi 19 - on the northeast corner of the esplenade - to find out how to get to one of the nearby national parks. The tour guide who assisted us (wish I could remember her name) did an excellent job describing which public transportation routes to take and provided helpful thoughts on... More 

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Parramatta, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Came here for a wine reception following conference. Very spoilt, as the ballroom was beautiful, not sue if you can normally enter the premises but worth a look if you can!

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