Helsinki (Part 2): A Must See List of Unique Sites
Helsinki is the capital of Finland and offers a very high standard of living. Also, it has an excellent public transport system, allowing its residents to live conveniently without owning a vehicle. Moreover, its many parks and green areas make it one of the greenest places to live in Europe. Further, in terms of city life, things only get better. Restaurants, cafés, shops, museums and galleries enrich the city’s identity for interests of every kind. Helsinki is a destination that the demanding visitor can not ignore.
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The first stop in this article is the Kiasma Museum. It first opened its doors to the public in 1998 and has become quite famous due to its focus on contemporary art. However, the exploitation of Finnish light deserves special attention. The museum’s vast glass surfaces depict the outside weather changes and offer vivid emotional experiences to the visitors, which is seldomly met in similar conditions. So, let’s move on to our second choice.
Our second stop is the Uspenski Cathedral. It is a marvellous example of a traditional Russian Orthodox church built in the 1800s. It contains many different spires and towers that are gold-plated and topped with 13 domes which are gold-covered as well—talking about style here! Also, one can see various altars and icons while the walls are covered in marble with gold accents. Again, luxury is not going unnoticed!
Moving on, the third choice of our article is the Kamppi Center. It is a vast mall that opened in 2005. It was designed to make people feel comfortable during their visit by incorporating elements of Finnish culture into its architecture. As noticed in this article, the Finnish style is prevalent in various buildings and constructions throughout the city. Also, its overall design promotes the economical use of space. Lastly, Finnish daylight flows from different angles during the day, enriching the experience of the mall’s customers and visitors.
Finally, we present the Kamppi Chapel. The Chapel of Silence, located in central Helsinki, is a place for peace, prayer and contemplation. It is 11.5 metres tall and was made of three different types of wood. Next, it is kind of bizarre when looked at from the outside. That is because the Chapel’s curvy exterior has a unique egg shape, which made its nickname “the egg on the rock”. Finally, the Chapel’s purpose is to provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city while its architectural eccentricity attracts more and more people every day.
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That was everything from this article regarding Helsinki’s sightseeing gems; however, that was only a part of it! See you again very soon with a follow-up post about Helsinki’s hidden sightseeing treasures! Let us help you plan your ideal trip based on your interests and time!