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Very nice library!

This is the "must" for all of you who are interested in the architecture! Very nicely restored... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2018
Taina R
Helsinki, Finland
Beautiful architecture by Alvar Aalto

The library of Vyborg is a master piece designed by the famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. Not... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2018
Kouvola, Finland
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Jul 5, 2018
“Very nice library!”
Jun 9, 2018
“Beautiful architecture by Alvar Aalto”
City Park, Vyborg 188800, Russia
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

This is the "must" for all of you who are interested in the architecture! Very nicely restored building

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Taina R
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

The library of Vyborg is a master piece designed by the famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. Not only is the building but everything inside beautifully restored. A must place for all interested in Aalto's furniture and architecture, located centrally in a park.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

I recommend to visit the Alvar Aalto's Library. It's a very famous and unique building in Vyborg which was designed by the famous and great Finland architect in 1935. The original planning, the basic principles of spatial organization and restructuring, the materials and the furniture...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

Granted, it does what it says on the tin - it’s a library. But this is no ordinary library and certainly offers a far more contemporary feel and experience to most other libraries you could visit. Alvar Aalto is the innovator behind this restored, modern...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

The ingenious dome lights that cast no shadows, the ceiling with the waves, the gently curving wooden handrails that need to caressed, the children's library designed for little people... everybody who loves architecture and/or books should see this Finnish building when visiting Vyborg.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Design at its best! Happy to see interiors were not destroyed by soviets or later on. Looks amazing! Worth visiting for design lovers

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank totorothetraveller
Reviewed February 6, 2017

We visited with friends and were lucky enough to be guided by the head librarian. This building is a must for anyone interested in architecture and in particular Clark Alvar Aalto. The integration of services furniture all designed by the architect is a real joy,...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank gtd837
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This is an architectural landmark middle of Vyborg. Library is bright and include number of interesting details. Although design lines are quite simple and clear Aalto's style.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed May 28, 2016

Strongly recommend booking the guided tour. Very informative, excellent guides. Well worth the 300rubles

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Divenowworklater2
Reviewed May 2, 2016

Gem of Alvar aalto arhitecture. Finally totally renovated building at its best. You can get a group tour, or just pop in and look modernism ideas ca 80 years ago. It was almost completely destroyed so it is really nice to see it.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Jarmo S
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