Discover Finland: Photo Walk in Helsinki

Helsingfors

Helsinki (Swedish: Helsingfors) is the capital and the largest city of Finland located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland.




Five interesting facts about the city:

  • It was established as a trading town by King Gustav I of Sweden (1496–1560) in 1550.
  • Influenced by Classicism and modernized by Functionalism, it is possibly best known for its Art Nouveau architecture.
  • A third of the city is covered in green areas.
  • Called the "Daughter of the Baltic", it lies on the tip of a peninsula and on 315 islands.
  • Finnish and Swedish are the official languages of the city.


Helsinki
The Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral (Neoclassical; built in 1824–1826), Helsinki

Helsinki
The Lutheran Church of St. John (Gothic Revival; built in 1888–1891), Helsinki

Helsinki
The Lutheran Church of St. John, Helsinki

Helsinki
Interior of the Lutheran Church of St. John, Helsinki

Helsinki
Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral (Byzantine Revival; built in 1862–1868), Helsinki

Helsinki
The iconostasis of Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral, Helsinki

Helsinki
The Evangelical Lutheran Old Church (Neoclassical; built in 1824–1826), Helsinki

Helsinki
The Senate Square, Helsinki

Helsinki
Aleksanterinkatu street, Helsinki

Trams in Helsinki
Trams are the main means of transport in the centre of Helsinki

Helsinki
Peeing Bad Bad Boy sculpture, Helsinki


Have you ever been to Helsinki? What are your impressions of the city? Feel free to post a comment below.






Booking.com

Are you planning to visit Helsinki soon? The official website has information about events, the latest news and things to do in Helsinki: https://www.hel.fi/helsinki/

No comments