President's Palace (Presidentinlinna)

President's Palace (Presidentinlinna)

President's Palace (Presidentinlinna)
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Vironniemi
How to get there
  • Helsingin yliopisto • 8 min walk
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland29,651 contributions
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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SolaceConcept
Aland Island, Finland117 contributions
Mar 2012
With an open market square right in-front of it, it is always busy most of the week. Ferry to suomeliina is also taken from there, a Finnish fortress during the war with Russia. Soldier standing guard all the time in-front of the palace. You can actually get some cheap thing from the erected mobile shops of just have a coffee, can be romantic though.
Written April 7, 2012
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Bernard Sanet d
Durbanville, South Africa1,549 contributions
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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Michael T
Chelmsford, UK946 contributions
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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Emma
Manchester, UK1,288 contributions
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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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland6,283 contributions
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, Finland1,460 contributions
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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Sachin0408
Bengaluru, India938 contributions
Dec 2016 • Solo
The Presidential Palace in Helsinki is one of the official residences in Helsinki of the President of the Republic of Finland. It is situated on the north side of Esplanadi, overlooking Market Square. I witnessed the same when I was touring the city in the hop on hop off bus and even got down to get a closer look. In its role as the official residence of the President of Finland, the Presidential Palace has hosted a number of important foreign visitors and dignitaries. Royal visitors to the palace have included Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Olav V of Norway, Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Juan Carlos I of Spain, the Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran, and Emperor Akihito of Japan as well. I am not sure if you can get a tour of the palace because I could not.

Tour or not, the Presidential palace is wonderful place to be when you are in
Written July 4, 2017
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haanahh
Prague, Czech Republic260 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
You can see it, while visiting market square. It is very simple in a structure, same as it is very simply decorated inside. Nothing special to see inside.
Written June 5, 2017
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia17,480 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
This beautiful architecturally designed building dominates the harbour-side adding to the beauty of the area. Whilst visiting the market place, which in our opinion is a must visit, (stalls selling local items), you can admire this building, from across the road.
Written April 9, 2017
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