President's Palace (Presidentinlinna)

President's Palace (Presidentinlinna), Helsinki

President's Palace (Presidentinlinna)

President's Palace (Presidentinlinna)
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Address
Neighborhood: Vironniemi
How to get there
  • Helsingin yliopisto • 8 min walk
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland18,566 contributions
Beautiful building
Jan 2020
The Presidential Palace is situated on the north side of Esplanadi, overlooking Market Square.

The neoclassical palace was completed in 1845 by architect Carl Ludvig Engel.

Today it is used primarily for presidential functions and receptions. The official residence of the President is Mäntyniemi near Seurasaari Island.

The palace is not open to the public.
Written January 19, 2020
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Danes55
Holstebro, Denmark1,562 contributions
President Palace
Aug 2019
Very centrally in Helsinki you will find the President of Finlands palace.
It is a large yellow building with an area of 3.000 m2 meters in door.
The location is close to the market square and the Harbour.
It was opened i 1820 and has been used for many thing before it became Presidents Palace, Salt Storing House and Military Hospital amongst other things.
There is a army Guard and the finish flag is on top of the building, normally that is the case if the President is in house. Not a lot to see but i like to have a foto from the houses were the head of state is located, Presidents or King/Queen.
Written November 13, 2019
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Michael T
Chelmsford, UK900 contributions
Good photo opportunity
Sep 2019
Near to market square and walking distance from may other iconic sights. Worth a visit if you are nearby.
Written October 9, 2019
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TeWe
Helsinki, Finland887 contributions
Not that impressive
Sep 2019 • Solo
Usually not open to public, however on certian occasions there are days when public is allowed inside.

A nice building, smaller than one would think though. To fully appreciate the visit I think you have to be a Finn though, otherwise maybe not that interesting.
Written September 17, 2019
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Bernard Sanet d
Durbanville, South Africa1,549 contributions
Small Palace
Jun 2019 • Couples
The palace is situated opposite the Market Square,walking distance from the harbour and also close to Uspenski Cathedral.
Written July 5, 2019
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Emma
Manchester, UK1,004 contributions
Painfully average
Jun 2019 • Friends
Nothing fancy, no White House or Downing Street. Spend your time elsewhere doing something more worthwhile I’d say!
Written June 10, 2019
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RayICue
Cornelius, NC3,889 contributions
Live Guards !
May 2019 • Couples
At least there were live guards outside, and flags flying! Was told that meant the President was present. Not much else to report, not anything else to do or see , but if in area ; walk by and check it out .
Written May 27, 2019
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TeWe
Helsinki, Finland887 contributions
Nothing fancy
May 2019 • Solo
The president's palace can be quite a disappointment if you have expected something fancy, actually it is nothing special.

As it is in active use it is seldom that tourists are let in.
Written May 6, 2019
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland4,236 contributions
Only official business
Mar 2019 • Solo
The yellow building guarded by soldiers and gold headed spears is the workplace of our president, he lives with the family at the Mäntyniemi residence in Meilahti. Last summer he posed here for the media and crowds with colleges Putin and Trump during their negotiations. Once a year about 1700 Finns are invited to the Independence reception at the palace on December 6th. The rest of us watch the show live on tv commenting on the dresses worn, this discribes our idea of representative democracy.
Written March 21, 2019
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heikkih722
Helsinki, Finland1,258 contributions
Rarely inside
Dec 2018 • Couples
The President's Palace is next to the Market Square. Rarely, tourists have access to round trips because they are in active use.
Written December 16, 2018
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