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The Railway Station (Rautatieasema)

Address: Kaivokatu, Helsinki 00077, Finland
Phone Number: 358 09 4766 4000
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Ranked #18 of 130 Attractions in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks

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Shanghai, China
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126 reviews 126 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

The station is spacious, clean and authentic. Other than that, it is a train station. Not sure what else to say.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I know you might be tempted not to visit a train station unless catching a train, this train station is beautiful, the architecture it's exquisite and it's a great place to take amazing pictures. Worth visiting if around the area.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

beautiful building, but under wraps due to renovation. Some stalls and food shops and newspaper stands etc. Good for a quick photo opp.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

While there's obviously many transport options from the station including the trains, trams, metro and buses, it's building's fantastic architecture which earns 5 out of 5. From the massive figures standing guard over the entrances to the imposing clock tower high above, this is one of my favourite buildings in Helsinki. There are also several shops and places to eat... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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88 reviews 88 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Some stalls and food for sale. We were looking for a breakfast place to sit down and I saw a video of a buffet place in the middle big hall, but there is now a BK now, also fine, they serve nice breakfast items.

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Helsinki, Finland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This place is open till midnight. It has many cafés, a newly opened King Burger and some sandwich places. It is clean and safe. Trains to other cities all start from this place. The trains are excellent.

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Finland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Helsinki main railway station is also a metro station. There is a bus stations on both sides of the main station building. It is the center of transportation in Helsinki. There are two regular bus connections between Helsinki Central railway station and Helsinki-Vantaa airport. Building itself is really beautiful and massive. The station building was designed in 1919 by Eliel... More 

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Savonlinna, Finland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Helsinki Main Railway Station, used by 200,000 passengers a day, is an important historical landmark in itself. The present building was designed by Eliel Saarinen to a national romanticist design and opened in 1919. The addition of the overall glass roof in 2000 has brought respectability to the terminus, fitting for a capital city. The summer garden features turn the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Lots of interesting features but hard to appreciate with all the cloths cloaking the reno underway. Would like to revisit some day to see the finished product. Note: Helsinki's beauty does not scream at one or overwhelm you. But is has lots to offer.

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Monza, Italy
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Great building reminding me the central railway station of Milan, it's the point of arrival and departure of Finnair buses and local ones. There's more than one entrance and shops inside. The interior is simple but elegant. A significative building for sure!

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