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Thursday, February 01, 2018

Helsinki, Finland
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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 Helsinki:

  • 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.

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The Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral (Neoclassical; built in 1824–1826), Helsinki
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The Lutheran Church of St. John (Gothic Revival; built in 1888–1891), Helsinki
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The Lutheran Church of St. John, Helsinki
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Interior of the Lutheran Church of St. John, Helsinki
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Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral (Byzantine Revival; built in 1862–1868), Helsinki
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The iconostasis of Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral, Helsinki
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The Evangelical Lutheran Old Church (Neoclassical; built in 1824–1826), Helsinki
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The Senate Square, Helsinki
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Aleksanterinkatu street, Helsinki
Trams in Helsinki
Trams are the main means of transport in the centre of Helsinki
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Peeing Bad Bad Boy sculpture, Helsinki


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