Helsinki. Travel in photos

Historic and cultural sites, architecture

Finland. First acquaintance

After passing the Russian border and two hours of driving along the picturesque landscapes of autumn Finland, our bus goes to the outskirts of Helsinki.

Helsinki

Olympic stadium.

Olympic stadium, Helsinki

Runner Paavo Nurmi monument.

Runner Paavo Nurmi monument

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Helsinki

The first short stop at the monument to the composer Jean Sibelius. More details about this monument I get during my next visit to Helsinki.

The Monument to Jean Sibelius, Helsinki

The Sibelius Park is located on bank of Seurasaarenselkä gulf.

Helsinki. Seurasaarenselkä Bay

Then we go to the city center, on Lutheran street (Lutherinkatu).

Lutheran street (Lutherinkatu)

Here is the next important object - the Church in the rock Temppeliaukio.

Church in the rock Temppeliaukio

This unique building is included in the route of any tour of Helsinki.

Church in the rock Temppeliaukio

The Organ.

Church in the rock Temppeliaukio

More about the church.

Church in the rock Temppeliaukio

Opposite the main entrance to the church begins Fredrikinkatu boulevard.

Helsinki. Boulevard Fredrikinkatu

Along it there are several souvenir shops.

Helsinki. Boulevard Fredrikinkatu

We pass through Mannerheim square, where a monument to the founder of the Finnish state.

Helsinki. Monument to Mannerheim

Mannerheimintie avenue. The Sokos Shopping center, one of the largest commercial buildings in Scandinavia, made in the style of Northern European rationalism.

Helsinki. Sokos shopping centre

Vaakuna hotel is located in the same building.

Vaakuna hotel. Helsinki. Sokos shopping centre

The house of the Estates.

House of the Estates

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House of the Estates

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House of the Estates

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House of the Estates

A short walk through the Senate square with the Cathedral and the monument to Alexander II. This autumn the square is decorated with the exhibition of the Buddy bears.

Helsinki Cathedral

Cathedral, the largest Church in Finland.

Helsinki Cathedral

more about the Helsingin Cathedral.

Helsinki Cathedral

Finally, we pass through the Market square, located on the shore of the southern Bay.

Helsinki. South Bay

Then we go to Turku.

Finland. E18 Highway. Helsinki-Turku

The Finnish section of the European highway E18 is replete with tunnels and bridges.

Finland. E18 Highway. Helsinki-Turku

Picturesque look recesses with steep rocky walls, decorated with bright autumn forest.

Finland. E18 Highway. Helsinki-Turku

Large stopping complex. There is a large Parking lot, gas station, shop, cafe, hotel.

Stopping complex

In the foyer attracts the attention of a large piece of rock with a shell covered with amethyst crystals. This natural wonder was discovered during the construction of the complex.

Ametist

Turku, the oldest city in Finland and the main city of the Finnish province in Sweden.

Turku Cathedral

Turku Cathedral-the main Lutheran temple in Finland, founded in 1258.

Turku Cathedral

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Turku Cathedral

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Turku Cathedral

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Turku Cathedral

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Turku Cathedral

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Turku Cathedral

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Turku Cathedral

The first short acquaintance with Finland ends in the port, at the Silja terminal, where we will take the ferry "Europe" line Turku-Stockholm.

Turku. Silja Line ferry terminal