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“Helsinki's First Market Building”
Review of Hakaniemi Market

Hakaniemi Market
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$28.34*
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Helsinki Sightseeing Canal Cruise
Ranked #12 of 282 things to do in Helsinki
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Los Angeles, California
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“Helsinki's First Market Building”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

We went because it is frequented by locals, not tourists. It had a non pretentious Makkemoto concession (Finland's most recognizable and famous desgn house). A fraftion of the cost vs. the Flagship store on the Esplanad. The best surprise was a Soup kitchen that opens every day at 11:30am with three daily soups. When the three pots are finished, they close. Seats maybe 12 people on tiny stools, with common bread baskets on the tables. Magnificent Soups. We waited for the opening and sat down immediately. within 10 minutes, it was filled with a line of a dozen+ waiting. Great fun!

Visited August 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Take a hobble on the cobbles”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

This cobbled area good for buying fresh fruit and vegetables in the day. Take a coffee from a paper cup if it is warm enough. You are by sea there, though it is not exactly scenic. The market hall has a café that used to be frequented by the former President Tarja Halonen and there is a house on the fringe of the market square where Lenin was held under house arrest.

Visited November 2013
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San Francisco
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“A Coolis Place To Try Some Traditional Finnish Foods”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Helsinki Finland Hakaniemi Market Square is a really cool place to try some of the traditional Finnish foods, treats, handcrafts and souvenirs. There are a lot of clothing booths and many places that sell sausages and fried fish. It is a nice market, no doubt, but I do not understand why it is ranked number two for shopping.

Visited October 2013
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Stamford CT
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“Handmade Jewelry”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

I bought some lovely handmade pieces in the market. Don't miss the Spectrolite, which is only found in Finland! Some stalls had goods and some had food. The weather was perfect!

Visited August 2013
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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“Easy to find and get to”
Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Lovely little market that's really easy to get to. Lots of flower, veggie and berry stalls, so come on a sunny day to have a look, even if you don't need to buy anything. 

Visited June 2013
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