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Address: Riihitie 20, Helsinki 00330, Finland
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The home of famous Alvar Altotel +358 (0)9 481 350 riihitie@alvaraalto.fi...

The home of famous Alvar Altotel +358 (0)9 481 350 riihitie@alvaraalto.fi Alvar Aalto 1936

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Wonderful example of early twentieth century architect by a true star

Supr visit with good informative guide. Such a lovely house and still so very modern feeling. So easy to get to on the 14 tram. Take it to the end of the line afterwards down to a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Supr visit with good informative guide. Such a lovely house and still so very modern feeling. So easy to get to on the 14 tram. Take it to the end of the line afterwards down to a peaceful waterfront park. Really super visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit for architects and intirior designers, lots of history, furniture designed from Aalto, very cozy place, lots of inspiration and history matirial

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is not just for architecture buffs. But to understand one of the great architectural designers of the twentieth century, it's great to be able to visit his house and office to see how he lived and worked. It's kept just as his widow left it, with all the furniture, paintings, light fittings and gifts from his wide circle of... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

do not miss to visit Alvar aalto house and studio amazing space short and nice trip from dowtown Helsinki

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Naples, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

It's such a great honor and joy to say that I visited Aalto house. It's hard to plan a visit because it's only open on Saturdays, but if you still have to book your trip in Helsinki, be sure to be there on Saturday so you could visit both the Aalto house and his Studio (which is really near and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

I prefer house museums in new cities because I like getting a feel for how real people lived in their time. And this is a house museum of a very special kind. Sure Aalto is a God of 20th c. architecture so that makes poking around his home fun. But the real charm is the intimacy of the place: it's... More 

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1 Thank Akimbeau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The house and studio are a little outside the city center but accessible by public transportation, although we used Uber. A great tour and history of this important family in Design and architecture. The tour was given in English.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We had a guided tour for both his house and his studio. The two guides were detailed and professional with their explanations. Definitely recommended for architecture fans or anyone who's interested in getting to know Aalto's life.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

If you're visiting Finland, you're probably Finnish or an architect or other design junkie, right? So you definitely need to visit the home (and studio) of Alvar Aalto, one of the most influential modern architects ever--yes, there's a reason there's a poster signed by his buddy, Corbusier, hanging in the living room, and a Calder sculpture sitting on the shelf.... More 

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Oulu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Nice to visit at the private house. The house is open only with a guided touring at the specific times. Our tour was with people around the world and it was nice to notice how the see Finnish architect in different ways.

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