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Welcome to Christmas City Helsinki!

The Christmas season begins in Helsinki when the lights are turned on along the traditional Christmas street Aleksanterinkatu. During the run-up to the holidays, shoppers flock to the Christmas markets throughout the city. The Christmas spirit can also be enjoyed by attending one of the many carol singing and other concerts. http://www.visithelsinki.fi/en/whats-on/events-in-helsinki/christmas-events-bring-light-and-joy Directed and produced by Jussi Hellsten

Helsinki - Hel Yeah!

Fresh and surprising. Dynamic and lively. Get to know Helsinki’s unique atmosphere and urban events. Feel the slow rhythm of urban Helsinki. Explore and be inspired!


Finland's 200-seat parliament gathers in this impressive building representing 1920s Classicism. The facade of the building is made of red granite from Kalvola. The main facade includes 14 Corinthian columns. A Visitors' Centre operates in the Little Parliament (Arkadiankatu 3, open Mon-Fri 10-16), an annex on the left side of the actual Parliament building. At the Visitors' Centre you will find information about the Parliament. Here it is possible to watch videos about the Parliament or read brochures, also Café Pikku Parlamentti and free access to internet.
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Senate Square

The Senate Square and its surroundings form a unique and cohesive example of Neoclassical architecture. The square is dominated by four buildings designed by Carl Ludvig Engel between 1822 and 1852: Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, the main building of the University of Helsinki and the National Library of Finland. The oldest stone building in Helsinki is the Sederholm House located on the southeast corner of the square.The main building of the City Museum can be found on the Sofiankatu museum street.
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Tori Quarters

Visit Tori Quarters in the historical centre of Helsinki to discover the heart of the old town meeting the new buzz of the city. The historical buildings of Tori Quarters, used for administration offices for over 40 years, are now being renovated, opening up new spaces for new businesses and Helsinki-dwellers and travellers alike. In the area you find a growing number of cafés, restaurants, design boutiques, craft shops, creative sector companies and renewed public space.
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