Finland Archive

Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland

Designed by the great Finnish architect Alvar Aalto in 1962, the Finlandia Hall is a popular tourist destination in Helsinki. It was built between 1967 and 1972. The style of the building has been charecterized as decorative functionalism. It stands to the north of the Municipal Museum in Helsinki, on the Töölöö Bay shores. Its main concert hall seats 1700, and it has some smaller halls as well. Continue reading “Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland” »

The Lutheran Cathedral in Helsinki, Finland

The Helsinki Cathedral (Helsingin tuomiokirkko in Finnish) had its 200th anniversary in 2002. Located on a hill that can be viewed from most southeastern parts of the Helsinki city centre, this beautiful neoclassical style white cathedral with a green dome is an essential part of the silhouettes of Helsinki. Continue reading “The Lutheran Cathedral in Helsinki, Finland” »

Sibelius Monument in Helsinki, Finland

Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) was Finland’s greatest composer who is best known for his seven symphonies and compositions such as Finlandia, and the Karelia Suite. The Sibelius Monument is located in the Sibelius Park (Sibeliuspuisto in Finnish) in the district of Töölöö. Continue reading “Sibelius Monument in Helsinki, Finland” »

Särkänniemi Adventure Park in Tampere, Finland

Särkänniemi adventure Park is located in a beautiful spot on the shore of the lake Näsijärvi in the city of Tampere. It boasts a good variety of attractions that are likely to offer something of interest to just about anybody who pays a visit there. Continue reading “Särkänniemi Adventure Park in Tampere, Finland” »