We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“"National monument"” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Sibelius Monument

The Sibelius Monument
Sibelius Park, Helsinki, Finland
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #28 of 147 Attractions in Helsinki
Attraction Details
Helsinki, Finland
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“"National monument"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This area is always full of tourists. Of course, because it is a great monument for Sibelius. National composer of Finland.

Visited June 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

143 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    59
    45
    27
    10
    2
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
kuala lumpur
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
89 attraction reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
“Finland famous monument”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Came here by tram and stop at Töölöntori and walk about 15 minutes to locate the monument . Thanks to helpful locals to teach me the direction there . Pass by lots of housing area before I reach to the park . When I arrive there's not much tourist , just a few tourist and a few locals was there for picnic or just chilling around . Stop by for 15 minutes only to take some pictures and left by bus 24 , the bus stop is just outside the park ,heading back to city center

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
57 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Impressive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It was difficult for me to find this place. I asked a local and she told me she had been living in the area for 7 years but never seen this monument. ?????
However, thanks to a kind old Finnish man who seemed bothered by the fact that there were too many tourists around this place, I found it eventually.
I have to say this monument is quite impressive. It was hard to take a proper photo since it was surrounded with tourists. They say if one is lucky on windy days, one can hear the music when standing under those metal pipes. I tried, but maybe it was not windy enough that day.
Well, aside from admiring it and taking photo with it, there's nothing much to do here though. Maybe, after a long walk, getting some ice cream (in front of the monument) and hanging around here would be nice during summer. There are plenty benches though.

Visited July 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Incredible monument x 2”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

There are two monuments to Sibelius on this site. The official one which is a marvellous abstract sculture of vertical tubes with very detailed patterning and a more traditional bust of Sibelius nest to it. I was travelling with a CHoir and so we flash mobbed the tourists singing under the tubular sculpture. Interesting accoustic and very entertaining for those in attendance.

Visited July 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
76 attraction reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Sibelius Monument Helsinki”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This monument is dedicated to the composer Jean Sibelius. It is made up of hollow steel pipers welded together. It is an abstract art to a waver like pattern. We were warned not to try putting our heads into the hollow pipes, as many people have got stuck into them. In the park there are ice cream vendors in case you feel like having it.

Visited July 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Sibelius Monument also viewed

 
Helsinki, Southern Finland
Helsinki, Southern Finland
 

Been to The Sibelius Monument? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Sibelius Monument, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.