Helsinki: the capital of Finland

With old-fashioned looks and fresh air, the capital of Finland welcomes guests with a frozen smile.

Built in 1550 on a peninsula, Helsinki is bordered by the Baltic Sea and its architecture has been influenced by Swedish and Russian sovereignty.

A city full of parks, lakes, bridges and canals whose heart hits the old harbor. Its impressive neoclassical buildings co-exist harmoniously with modern constructions, as it is considered the country that pioneered international design.

Wander around Esplanadi with art galleries and admire the statues of the great men of Finland. Enjoy the merchants’ merchandise spread out on the waterfront and the antique bazaar outside the National Theater.

It is worth visiting the Senate Square, which was modeled on the monuments of St Petersburg. The white temple Tuomiokirkko stands out amongst the rest of the 19th century buildings, and there is anniversary celebrations every year.

In the circular Temppeliaukio church built in 1969, its impressive acoustics is due to the fact that it has been built in a rock making ceremonies special.

The red Uspenskin cathedral dominates the hill next to the harbor, while the Kiasma curved art museum hosts paintings and sculptures of local and foreign artists.