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Old Market Hall (Vanha Kauppahalli)

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Address: Etelaranta | Along the South Harbor, Helsinki 00130, Finland
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Local gourmet food hall

The Old Market Hall has many stalls inside selling Finnish delicacies such as smoked fishes, ham and exotic products such as bear meat, reindeer salami etc. There is a very nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Old Market Hall has many stalls inside selling Finnish delicacies such as smoked fishes, ham and exotic products such as bear meat, reindeer salami etc. There is a very nice cafe in the middle of the hall unfortunately we didn't get a chance to try.

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Coimbra
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

On weekends most of the shops are closed. The prices are extremely high by comparison to other shops in town.

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Vantaa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It is a nice place to visit, but you actually don't end up buying much. Food is quite expensive. For the atmosphere you definitely should take a look especially if you are close by.

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Bad Durkheim, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The market hall is nice and worth to take a look. But who is buying the super expensive stuff? The quality seems to be super. When we were there, only tourist visited the hall, without buying anything.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

You will pass by here anyway, so make sure to look inside. The building is nice from outside, very well done inside, and all the stalls are clean and well organized, offering a wide variety of local products. You may even have a drink there, evenntually even a little snack, but for meals I would recommend to shop some of... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

While in Helsinki for our cruise we stopped into Old Market Hall. Very nice indoor shopping area. Opportunity to purchase reindeer & other local delicacies. Lots to choose from. Especially liked the chocolates. Do not try & use their bathrooms unless you get a key from one of the vendors. They make it very clear that their bathrooms are for... More 

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St. Helena Island, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We loved the Old Market Hall (right by the pier and a few hundred feet from the Market Square in Helsinki). My husband had a tasty raspberry Danish with fabulous coffee at Robert's coffee shop just inside the market (best coffee he’s ever had anywhere - since the Finns drink more coffee per capita per person than anywhere in the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Lovely market hall with lots of different little shops selling all kind of Scandinavian specialties. Fresh fish, meat, pastries.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

What a great use for an old food market which has obviously been upgraded and offers some good quality gourmet food of a wide variety. We really enjoyed strolling through here and looking at all the different food - probably would have liked to have stopped and made use of some of the well constructed eating places.

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Quimper, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The indoor market looks beautiful and the food stalls offer loads of different types of food (from smoked salmon to asian specialities). There's something for everyone, and it is truly delicious. However, due the popularity of the market amongst tourists (it's located right at the heart of Helsinki, not far from the ferry terminals), the food tends to be overpriced... More 

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