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“Well, it is different” 4 of 5 stars
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The Sibelius Monument
Sibelius Park, Helsinki, Finland
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“Well, it is different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I have visited many countries and this does make a striking contribution. The landscaping helps. you won't miss it because you will see it from the tram routes.

In the winter it is a bit bleak, with snow and ice and so on but I've seen it in all four seasons and prefer the springtime with the buds and the spring flowers. Due to the northern latitude Spring is a bit later so expect it in May or even early June.

I would say to allow 15 min and a few photographs. Why not go closely to it and touch and feel.

Visited March 2013
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“Easily reachable and worth to see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

If you have an hour or two to spend in Helsinki, take the bus from the city center and have a look at the Sibelius Monument. It's an interesting sculpture in a quiet park. It does not take long to see it, but it's quite appreciable

Visited September 2013
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“Sibelius smoked cigars”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

It took me 63 years to understand the value of Finnish sculptor or rather a metal wielder Eija Hiltunen. This certainly is not a secret place but one of the three major sights in Helsinki. As to the sculptor and the composer, neither are prophets in their country. Perhaps it’s a time for revaluation. Neither can beat Richard Wagner or Auguste Rodin alone but together, perhaps ? Nice thing of trip advisor is that it helps one appreciate the city one was born in.

Visited November 2013
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“Original and worth seeing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Dosn't take long to view this superb monument to a great composer. And jsut across the road is a great cafe that's worth a visit afterwards

Visited January 2014
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“Beautiful Monuments in Snow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I visited here last winter and the surroundings around objects were covered with snow. Few people were in the park at the late afternoon and the silence was good for me to be indulged in the atmosphere with Art and Snow. Visiting in summer would be also good, but I recommend to visit here in snow season.

Visited February 2013
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