Kauppatori

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  • Helsingin yliopisto • 7 min walk
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Helsinki, Finland82 contributions
Herring Market
Oct 2020
If you go to the Kauppatori (Outside Market) at this time of year you will find that it is The annual Herring Market. Always held during the first full week in October, the market has been happening just about every year since 1743. I decided to go and have a look this year as it is usually a wonderful atmosphere. Of course this year was slightly different because of the pandemic. Usually lots of little fishing boats are set out along the harbour, selling all flavours of spiced herrings. This year I counted only about 10 fishing boats all clustered at one end of the harbour and this year they did not allow customers to taste the herring before buying. But non the less the atmosphere was although less crowded, very much the same as in past years. The herrings are sold in little plastic tubs weighing about 250 grms, of which the fish content is about 150 grms. The price is usually this year about 8 euros (A bit expensive I think), although they do reductions if you buy 3 tubs, the cheapest I found was 5 euros per tub. They sell all kinds of flavours from garlic herrings to the usual "Glassmaker's herring" to Mustard, onion or dill herrings, I have seen Brandy herring and even coffee spiced herring in the past but this year the flavours seemed quite conservative. There is always a competition to find the best herring between the different sellers or the newest taste. Also you can find sweet Archipelago breads and other spiced preserves. The normal market is always worth a visit at any time of year, well except for winter when there can only be 2 or 3 tents set up in the coldest of weather. Now they were selling all kinds of Autumn products from Sea Blackthorn juice to apples and mushrooms. All in all a nice visit.
Written October 9, 2020
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Peku K
Los Angeles, CA88 contributions
Kauppatori, Helsinki, Finland (outdoor market place)
Aug 2020
For souvenirs, this is a better place than local souvenir shops downtown. Perfect example - I bought a large and very high quality reindeer pelt for less than half the price of much smaller and far inferior pelts offered at the souvenir shops.
Written September 17, 2020
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Kaisla
5 contributions
Hyvät kulkuyhteydet ja paljon tilaa
Aug 2020 • Friends
Kävimme Kauppatorilla aamulla ennen kymmentä, jolloin torin kahviloissa oli paljon tilaa. Hinnat ovat hieman korkeita, niin kuin osasi odottaa. Torilta löytyy myös mm. erityisesti ulkomaalaisille turisteille suunnattuja käsitöitä. Kauppatorilta on myös hyvät laivayhteydet esim. Korkeasaareen ja Suomenlinnaan.

We visited the Market Square in the morning before ten, when there was plenty of space in the cafes. The prices are quite high like you can expect. You can also find different kinds of crafts targeted for tourists etc. There’s also great ship connections to the Korkeasaari Zoo and Suomenlinna for example.
Written August 24, 2020
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Venla Kemppainen
Mantsala, Finland4 contributions
Suosittelen käymään aamulla!
Aug 2020
Helsingin Kauppatorilla oli paljon tilaa kulkea aamulla, muutama lenkkeilijä ja turisti siellä täällä. Kahvilatelttoja oli paljon, ja kaikissa niissä oli todella hiljaista eli rauhassa sai olla. Suosittelen käymään, mikäli meren ja kalojen haju ei häiritse! Tuotteet olivat jossain teltassa melko hinnakkaita, mutta luultavasti jostain saa myös halvemmalla.

Helsinki's Market Square in the morning was very spacious, a couple joggers and tourists here and there. There was a lot of cafe tents and all of them were very quiet so you could be in peace. I recommend to visit the Market Square, if you don't mind the smell of sea and fish! The prices were quite high in one tent, but probably cheaper in some others.
Written August 24, 2020
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solemareh
Rome182 contributions
How to save money eating fresh food
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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Alex J
Melbourne, Australia2,208 contributions
Unmissable !!!!!
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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RSsydney
Sydney, Australia989 contributions
Super market place for fresh produce and Scandinavian art
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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yss97
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,402 contributions
Square with a market
Feb 2020 • Couples
The Market Square is next to the waterfront. It’s the area where you get the ferry to Suomenlinna also. There were stalls selling local things such as food, clothes/hats. Nice but nothing to go out of the way for.
Written February 29, 2020
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Tomi Wickman
Helsinki, Finland2,155 contributions
Beatifull square
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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ShiningSchnee
Hong Kong, China1,967 contributions
Lovely open air market
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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