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  • 1 Sibelius Monument Interesting

    Museums and art

    Mechelininkatu 38 FIN - 00100 Helsinki

    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) is the great musical figure of Finland. His career began under the auspices of National Romanticism, notably illustrated in his adaptation of the Kalevala and in his symphonic poem Finlandia. He subsequently progressed towar..

  • 2 Urho Kekkonen Museum, Tamminiemi Interesting

    Museums and art

    Seurasaarentie 15 FIN - 00250 Helsinki

    This villa (early 20C) was bequeathed to the State in 1940 by the editor Amos Anderson. Presidents R Ryti and CG Mannerheim made Tamminiemi their official residence, but it is Urho Kekkonen (1900-1986) who left the most souvenirs. He lived here from ..

  • 3 Olympic Stadium Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Paavo Nurmen Tie 1 FIN - 00100 Helsinki

    Inspired by Functionalism, the stadium was built for the 1940 Olympics, which in the end did not take place until 1952. At the entrance is a statue of Paavo Nurmi, the "Flying Finn" who garnered titles and medals in middle- and long-distanc..

  • 4 Finnish National Theatre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Läntinen Teatterikuja 1 FIN - 00100 Helsinki

    Adjacent to the East side of the station, the Finnish National Theatre, unmistakable with its red roof, resembles at first sight a massive castle : built in 1901 by Tarjanne, it conveys the spirit of national romanticism which reigned at that time. I..

  • 5 Museum of Architecture

    Museums and art

    Kasarmikatu 24 FIN - 00130 Helsinki

    Original plans and models reveal a retrospective of 20C architecture. The uninitiated may find themselves rather lost, but enthusiasts and professionals will discover thought provoking and maybe even inspiring material.

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