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Yrjonkadun Swimming Hall

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Address: Yrjoenkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Phone Number: 358 9 310 87401
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Facility offers several varieties of sauna and a splendid art deco pool.

Facility offers several varieties of sauna and a splendid art deco pool.

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This is the first public swimming hall in Finland, it was opened in 1928. Take a "loosh" from upstairs. Try all of the different Saunas (I think they have 3-4 different ones... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Pekka_Koponen
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Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first public swimming hall in Finland, it was opened in 1928. Take a "loosh" from upstairs. Try all of the different Saunas (I think they have 3-4 different ones), cool of in the pool and have something to eat from the classic menu upstairs. Finish of with "Jallusima", a local speciality that is only served 365d a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All my previous experiences of lap swimming involved wearing swimwear. I went earlier in a morning so it was not too busy, which is handy as that little bit of extra space helps adjust to the situation. The architecture is interesting and the sauna provides a nice break from the pool.

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1 Thank Bofter
Helsinki, Finland
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

If you go only once, it makes sense to pay a bit extra and get your own cabin on the second floor. You can rest on the bed (old "heteka") and keep your clothes in there. After the swim and sauna (remember to try all saunas!) you can order a cup of tea or a cold drink, and enjoy the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I had a relaxing experience there, and I extremely recommend tourists to visit such a peculiar and traditional place in Finnish culture.

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Thank hospedearrependido
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

First time I go there. Low price (5,50 EUR) to get in. Not so crowded on Saturday around 4-5 pm. One can swim freely and use the sauna afterwards.

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Everybody who lives in Helsinki should visit this swimming hall. It is decorated like Roman spa with mosaics and eveything old. Swimminghall is from 1927 and it looks like it too. It is throughout renovated about 20 years ago. Women and men have their own swimmingdays. You can swim naked (most do it) or with swimming suit. There are saunas... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We really wanted to try Finnish sauna while we were staying in Helsinki for 2 nights. I asked concierge at the hotel if there is any close sauna from city center, and they recommended us to visit here. Hotel people said that it is one of the oldest original Finnish sauna, and runs separate time for women on men. For... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This place is so beautiful that people wisiting the Swimming Hall automatiquely keep quiet. It makes swimming there to a ritual. Certain days and times only for men or women so you can bathe naked.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

I had an excellent swim in the buff. To all readers out there who prefer to swim with a swim suit on, please fulfill your daily routine in one of the other 5 or 6 public swimming pools across Helsinki. Personally to Mattcipc: you should be in no want of a place to swim, so why stand out when doing... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

The Yrjönkatu swimming pool is a true Helsinki classic. It's the first public pool in Finland was opened 1928. In the ground floor you'll find lockers, two regular saunas, showers and the pool. In the upper floor you'll find traditional saunas were the stoves are heated by burning wood. Ticket prices are low. They sell different tickets for different services,... More 

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