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“Stunning”

The Sibelius Monument
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Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing Audio Tour
Reviewed March 25, 2014

For anyone who loves the music of Sibelius, as I do, this is a "must see". I first came here to see the memorial in 1969 and return to Finland most years. I generally make a trip out here to look at the sculpture and to spend some time in the park.

The sculptress apparently had some metal left over from the construction of the pipes and subsequently used it to make the effigy of the Master's head. I'm so glad that she did as it humanises a starkly beautiful conception.

Helsinki is not a large city and suggestions that this is out of the way or a long walk are awry. I remember in November 1969, when I was 18, striding out with friends in the sleet and being utterly bowled over by this work of art when we got there. It's a nice walk for anyone with reasonable health. Even at my present age, I come here by foot.

You will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed March 24, 2014

Situated in a park by an inlet of the sea, these organ pipes - is that what they are meant to be? - constitute an original and interesting memorial to Finland's best known composer. Typical Finnish design.

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Reviewed March 24, 2014

Plan your trip carefully as quite a distance from helsinki centre better off taking a tour by using a helsinki card as you dont need to spend a long time here or you could have a nice walk through the park and try one of the quaint coffee houses along river bank

Thank chicodog1
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

We had a day of during our meetings so we went to see this must-to-see-monument in Helsinki.

Nice monument with a view and lot's of tourists to see it.

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Reviewed March 17, 2014

modern art monument but very difficult to reach from the city centre. It does not worth to plan a long time there, hopefully you want to see something else around like Hietaniemi cementery or
walk for a while in the area. Very disappointed!!

Thank David B
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