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Address: Hietaniemenkatu 20, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Phone Number: 9 2340 2800
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Peaceful

Beautiful cemetery, if you are into that sort of thing, more like a park, with wide paths and plenty of space. Seems to be quite busy, but I would recommend getting in amongst the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Parramatta, Australia
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Parramatta, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Beautiful cemetery, if you are into that sort of thing, more like a park, with wide paths and plenty of space. Seems to be quite busy, but I would recommend getting in amongst the gravestones, some of them are close to 200 years old.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was high on our list of locations to visit whilst in Helsinki as I think it's important to remember what has happened in our past and also take time to contemplate the sacrifices made by those before us. A very peaceful place.

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Walked through this cemetery for hours admiring the graves and the artwork on a sunny September day before heading down to Hietaniemi beach. If you're interested in beautiful artwork and the eerie peace that comes hand in hand with cemeteries (plus on your way to the beach) have a slow walk through here.

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Faro, Portugal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I visited this cemetery in a rainy afternoon in early May. I am a cemetery lover and everywhere I go I try to visit a local cemetery. This one was not one of the most exciting, atmospheric or picturesque. It was just OK. A bit boring, the gravestomes weren't particularly artistic, but I don't regret the hour or so I... More 

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Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I love to walk in the area in all seasons, its beautiful and has a soothing calming quality. Take your time to stroll and explore. The shoreline continues with more sights if you feel like a longer walk, especially towards the North.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The most beautiful and oldest cemetary is located less than 15 min walking from city center. Go experience the atmosphere and continue your journey to the beach (during summer time) or have a walk into a beautiful park of former mental hospitals park called Lapinlahti.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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190 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I love graveyards. This one is very central to Helsinki. I got the tram partway and walked the rest on a beautiful summer evening. I particularly wanted to see the grave of Carl Gustav Mannerheim a giant of Finnish history. He is laid to rest in a magnificent grave. There are many other graves from the Finnish Civil war, Russo... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

My wife and I stay in Omena Hotel and it is only about 10 min walk to this cemetery. It is quite a huge beautiful sanctuary that is well maintained. Do remember to bring a pack of nuts as you might just come across a hungry squirrel looking for a easy bite. Attached are photos of some beautiful tombstone in... More 

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Helsinki - Finland
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138 reviews 138 reviews
16 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

If you want to spend a few hours walking around in a more peaceful setting in Helsinki I recommend Hietaniemi cemetary. Hietaniemi is right next to the centre of the city (5 min by taxi), next to the sea. The cemetery has many past VIP's resting in their final sleep, the area is well maintained, very calm and peaceful and... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Visiting this place is easy, not so far away from Downtown Helsinki. If you are used to walk, go on foot over there. Pleasant and placid atmosphere there, reminds you that we all are here only for a limited time. Makes you to appreciate what you have, and, not what you don't! Some nice headstones of famous Finns.

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