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“The Railway Station... an inspiration for Gotham City!”

Helsinki Central Railway Station
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Ranked #16 of 283 things to do in Helsinki
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Chelsea, Canada
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“The Railway Station... an inspiration for Gotham City!”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

During our walk to visit Helsinki Market Square along with the various beautiful buildings, we were told that we must make a stop at the Railway Train Station. So we did. This impressive landmark is located in the central Helsinki and has become the main railway station. The front of the building is dominated by four male statues holding some sort of light globes. We were told that the design served as an inspiration to build Gotham City in the Batman movie. The same globes ornate the Clock Tower that you can see from a distance. Other than that, there is not much of interest to visit it. The inside is pretty standard to any train station. But still, we appreciated our walk to be able to take a few photos of the outside. Besides, it was on our way back to the ship.

Visited May 2014
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Famous architecture with wonder garden in summer time”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

The building is a part of Helsinki famous architecture, by Eliel Saarinen, and the four "stone men" around the main entrance outside have got a new life as railwayambassadord in railway ads. You might peek into (nowadays) Burger King, which hosts a famous fresco by Eero Järnefelt, depicting the Finnish national landscape at Koli in North Carelia.

Visited June 2014
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Bourne, Massachusetts
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“Nice from the inside, but........”
Reviewed May 31, 2014

Unless you're catching a train, or meeting someone arriving, enjoy the interesting architecture and the flanking statues from outside. Don't waste time going in. It's just a typical railroad station with the usual newsstands and fast food kiosks inside. The rest rooms are pay toilets. One Euro and they are absolutely filthy and smell of stale urine.

Visited June 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“Art Deco Design: was expecting a bit more”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Clean lines and nice design, but a bit underwhelming. We weren't there to catch a train but to see its architecture and ... well, we could have skipped it.

Visited May 2014
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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“Nothing remarkable...”
Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is the central station where most of the bus, trams, and trains connect to.
You will also find the airport express bus which goes to and from the airport.
Nothing remarkable...

Visited May 2014
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