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“An Old Fashion Promonade” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Esplanadi Park

The Esplanadi Park
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Helsinki Food Tour Including Tastings
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“An Old Fashion Promonade”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Great place to stroll and people watch away from the bustle of the adjacent storefronts. Often you can find musicians and street performers plying their craft. Children were enthralled by the giant soap bubbles being made with huge hoops and catapulted into the air. Also fun guessing the dog breeds with their human companions.

Visited July 2013
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Stratford, Canada
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“Great place to take a walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

I like many things about Helsinki, this is an appropriate center piece for the city. The park is so calming to inviting to walk through.

Visited September 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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“A literal walk in the park”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

The esplanade is a small parkway in the heart of Helsinki. It begins from the south harbour and ends at the Swedish Theater, situated where the Mannerheimintie street begins.
There are plenty of fashion and designer shops, cafes and restaurants about, and on a sunny summer day it's great for having a picnic in the park. However, there are roads busy with traffic on both sides of the park, and crossings where cars also pass, so if cars annoy you, you'd be better off going to, for example, the Sinebrychoff park where the traffic noise isn't that obvious. Being in the city centre, though, it's pretty hard to avoid noise altogether.

There are many attractions nearby, such as the Uspensk Cathedral and Market Square in the harbour and the Senate Square (and Lutheran Cathedral at the square), and many more at a walking distance, so headquartering at the Esplanade might just be a wise choice.

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“The street that feels like you love Helsinki”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Great ambience. The street that defines this small city and makes it a unique experience. Like the park the shops and the buzz .i dislike very few dining choices on Sunday Mondays and indifferent service in shops and restaurants.

Visited September 2013
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sydney
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“Central to Helsinki Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

It may be touristy by esplande is the centre of a Helsinki experience. Walk the park and then enjoy the market stalls by the water along with views a back around the city.

Visited September 2013
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