Kauppatori
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  • Helsingin yliopisto • 7 min walk
  • Rautatientori • 10 min walk
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  • Kim R
    5 contributions
    Loved this Market Place and Helsinki
    Had an amazing time in Helsinski, Finland. Ate at the closed market - food is wonderful in Finland especially since I love seafood. I especially loved the Kauppatori market with all the homemade items. Bought some exceptional souvenirs there that were all handmade. Will be visiting again hopefully in the future.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 21, 2023
  • RopentaStones
    St Helens, United Kingdom2,082 contributions
    Amazing food stalls
    A great location for an outdoor market and some really interesting stalls. The arts and crafts ones were really good but the food stalls were just the best. What was disappointing was that we had just had lunch before walking down here and some of the hot food stalls smelled delicious. Next time I come here, I starve myself for the day.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 13, 2023
  • WorldGlutton
    London, United Kingdom20,860 contributions
    A must visit while you are in Helsinki...worth the time spent!!
    After lunch we walk to the Market Square. It is an open bazaar just beside the Marina, where you can find a lot of handmade products from traditional original vendors , leather goods, souvenirs, clothes , vegetable, fruits and food . Surrounded by beautiful buildings, it is a nice place to walk , browse through unique souvenirs, or take a seat in any stall have a bite that you like to have food to enjoy the picturesque sceneries and the harbour ships activities. Boat tours are available from this location too. There are plateforms/benches and hanging chairs for visitors to take rest.I would say there is plenty to choose from and Market Square certainly has something for everyone. And of course it regular visitors are the Seagulls! The Stall vendors are welcoming and helpful, they give good recommendation on item/s that we need. We bought some local traditional souvenirs from them. The Flying Cinema is at the Square but we do not have to time to try the tour. All in all ,its worth the time spent !
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 17, 2023
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RSsydney
Sydney, Australia1,016 contributions
Aug 2019
While on a Baltic cruise, we stopped at Helsinki and boarded a 4 Stop Shuttle organised by the cruise line. The 1st stop from the pier was the market square (Kauppatori) where there were lots of stalls with fresh produce. Being autumn, we enjoyed the freshest berries. We opted for the wild blueberries instead of the farm grown and they were just awesome. There were lots of souvenirs available and also Scandinavian designed art. Recommend highly.
Written July 19, 2020
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AusJävel
Helsinki, Finland428 contributions
Dec 2019
Kauppatori is worthy of a visit even if you live in Helsinki - offering some of the best berries and fruit and vegetables (in season) and souvenirs all year round, as well as more traditional Finnish fast food stalls. It's also convenient to the Suomenlinna ferry if you're visiting or showing visitors around. However one warning - watch out of the diabolical seagulls. They are not only freakishly huge - they are skilled at relieving visitors of their food if not careful!
Written January 25, 2020
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Alex J
Melbourne, Australia2,209 contributions
Sep 2019
This is the famous Market Square. A fairly large square, facing the waterfront, filled with stalls of all sorts of produce. You can get curios, clothing, food, etc...etc.. It is also a great place for a meal, especially for sea-food. We were in Helsinki for nearly a week, and we had five or six meals here. The President's palace faces the square. From the square, many famous landmarks are just a short walk: the Senate Square, the Lutheran Cathedral, the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Esplanade Park, Havis Amanda statue. Easily accessible by trams. Even if you are not in the mood to buy anything, this is a wonderful place to sit down and do some serious people-watching! If you are in Helsinki even for just a day, you should spend a little time here!
Written August 20, 2020
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ShiningSchnee
Hong Kong, China1,967 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
We came here on a Saturday morning and there were about a dozen stalls selling local souvenirs and products. Good range of goodies and most of them are typical of Finland. Lovely views of the old city hall buildings, the Ferris wheel and the Harbour side.
Written January 27, 2020
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Kim R
5 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Had an amazing time in Helsinski, Finland. Ate at the closed market - food is wonderful in Finland especially since I love seafood. I especially loved the Kauppatori market with all the homemade items. Bought some exceptional souvenirs there that were all handmade. Will be visiting again hopefully in the future.
Written July 21, 2023
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solemareh
Rome199 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Excellent alternative to local restaurants and fast food. The place where you can eat fresh food with an acceptable budget. Food is delicious especially moose meat balls with jam or salmon with potatoes. The view is nice in front of the harbor. Only thing to notice is that stands close at about 5pm.
Written August 23, 2020
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RopentaStones
St Helens, UK2,082 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
A great location for an outdoor market and some really interesting stalls. The arts and crafts ones were really good but the food stalls were just the best. What was disappointing was that we had just had lunch before walking down here and some of the hot food stalls smelled delicious. Next time I come here, I starve myself for the day.
Written October 13, 2023
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WorldGlutton
London, UK20,860 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
After lunch we walk to the Market Square. It is an open bazaar just beside the Marina, where you can find a lot of handmade products from traditional original vendors , leather goods, souvenirs, clothes , vegetable, fruits and food .
Surrounded by beautiful buildings, it is a nice place to walk , browse through unique souvenirs, or take a seat in any stall have a bite that you like to have food to enjoy the picturesque sceneries and the harbour ships activities. Boat tours are available from this location too.
There are plateforms/benches and hanging chairs for visitors to take rest.I would say there is plenty to choose from and Market Square certainly has something for everyone. And of course it regular visitors are the Seagulls!
The Stall vendors are welcoming and helpful, they give good recommendation on item/s that we need. We bought some local traditional souvenirs from them.
The Flying Cinema is at the Square but we do not have to time to try the tour.
All in all ,its worth the time spent !
Written November 17, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tomi Wickman
Helsinki, Finland2,198 contributions
Jan 2020 • Business
The winter lights on the emperial buildings surraunding the square in a winter evening are just beautifull. People tend to come here only on day time but I can ensure a walk in a winter night is worth to see
Written January 29, 2020
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic6,317 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
A touristic market where you can go for local meals, buy some fresh fruit, or purchase some souvenir from Finland. As a tourist, this is exactly the place where you want to go.
Beware of seagulls stealing your food, though. Those birds are quite skillful in this.
Written July 2, 2023
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