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Tampere City Library, Metso

Pirkankatu 2 | P.O.B. 152, Tampere, Finland
020 711 014
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Ranked #16 of 43 Attractions in Tampere
Type: Libraries, Museums, Cultural
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Oulu, Finland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Metso Library is an building designed by the architect Reima and Raili Pietilä, Which when viewed from the sky looks like the capercaillie bird. For travelers the library offers news papers and magazines to read and coffee.

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Turin, Italy
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Metso library is awesome! Everyone is so helpful and kind. Being italiab spending 6 months in finland i thought i couldn't borrow books. But, surprisingly, i got my personal card a d was able to take all the books i wanted to. Even more awesome is that a lot of books are available in english :D I also used the... More

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Tampere, Finland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The building is worth to see. Red bricks and curves. Metso also has a good cafe with homemade cookies.

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Fribourg, Switzerland
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The library has good collection of books, from many eras and differnt languagues. As an english speaker, I could easily find english books there. A good library to have in city like Tampere.

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Lempaala, Finland
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228 reviews 228 reviews
78 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Metso is one of my favourite libraries and a place where I have spent countless hours. The main library hall is spacious and the ceiling so high that you get a unique sense of space, yet the different sections have their own feel. There are enough seats to snuggle in and just read for hours. They have a good magazine... More

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Corby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

...which was very interesting, but is perhaps only suitable for hardcore Moomin fans. I'm more casual so I got less out of it than my Moomin obsessed girlfriend did. It's mainly scenes from the books recreated in model form and there's a tonne of original paintings from Tove Jansson, the creator.

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100 reviews 100 reviews
53 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The Metso libary is wonderful. It has a good collections of books and it is a very nice building. It is located quite in the centre of the city so definately a place one should stroll to. It also has a Mooming exhibitions which is fantastic.

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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Library building is one of the best examples of 1980's architecture in Tampere. Designed by Reima and Raili Pietilä the building looks like western capercaillie from above. (Metso=Western Capercaillie in Finnish). Moomin Museum and Mineral Museum are located in same building.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

a normal library. Nothing special and somehow it could be better

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Jarvenpaa, Finland
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145 reviews 145 reviews
33 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Friendly staff, reasonable selection of English books

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