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Hietaniemi Cemetery

Hietaniemenkatu 20, Helsinki 00100, Finland
9 2340 2800
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Ranked #44 of 148 attractions in Helsinki
Type: Cemeteries
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Faro, Portugal
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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
33 helpful votes 33 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
114 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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123 reviews 123 reviews
14 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
68 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Helsinki, Finland
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132 reviews 132 reviews
98 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Nobody of any significance who is not buried there does not come to my mind. To calm a too active mind this is a perfect place to relax. The squirrels there are tame. Please be not annoyed if they are climbing on you.

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Beijing, China
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

This cemetery abuts the sea, and provides a nice walking path that leads you around the cemetery. In the winter it is a wonderland, in the fall a great place to view the foliage. In summer the cemetery provides a quiet, cools respite from the sun. The place comes alive with lanterns on All Souls Day and glows with candle... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

the main cemetery of Helsinki that has the tombs of most of the important Finnish politicians and artists and a home to a large community of friendly squirrels that will be grateful if you will bring some peanuts with you :)

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