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“Best in sunny summer day” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hvittrask

Hvittrask
Hvittrask Hvittraskintie 166 | Luoma, Kirkkonummi 02440, Finland
+358 (0)40 128 6359
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Rovaniemi, Finland
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“Best in sunny summer day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We combined the museum visit with a cycling tour from Helsinki. You have a number of options to get there by bike, and you can have a different route for your return.

The museum is a wonderful example of the neo-national romantism style in architecture, and the surrounding nature is absolutely great on a sunny summer day.

There is a restaurant with à la carte lunch, and a small café with fresh cakes and salty snacks. For a lunch, you can also have a light meal in the café.

Visited July 2012
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Helsinki, Finland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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“place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Great place for these who is really interested by arcitecture and history of arcitecture!

Visited June 2011
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Finland
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“For those interested in history, archicetcture and nature.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Go here if you are interested in the Finnish architects Saarinen, Geselius or Lindgren. The houses are a bit out of the ordinary, the surroundings are beautiful and the interiors are special. And again, go on a guided tour of the museum if you have the possibility!

There is a beach down by the lake, but some summers (with some wind direction) there is poisonous algae in the lake. Ask the museum staff or somebody lokal if it is ok to swim (if you see algae in the water). This algae is nowdays sadly quite common in lake and sea in the hottest part of summer.

Most easily accessible by car, but I believe there is a bus stop reaconably close and some busses even might go up to the museum. You'll have to check.

Visited May 2011
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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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“The monument of the Finnish national Romanticism”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

This is one of the masterpieces of the Jugend architecture. The designers of Hvittrask were the group of famous Finnish architects; Eliel Saarinen, H. Gesellius and A. Lindgren. Nowadays Hvitträst is the Congress and Art Centre. You mast take the bus or train to Kirkkonummi, if you wat vist there.

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“old arts & crafts era home”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Hand-crafted details everywhere in the ironwork, the fireplaces, furniture, rugs, light fixtures, etc.

Visited March 2012
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