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Why locals love it

One of the best things about Helsinki is that there are relatively few places that are "just for tourists". When the sun is out, nationality, age and everything else aside, you’ll find the entire cross-section of the local population out to enjoy it in public spaces such as this.

Why you should visit it

Come to listen to the street musicians and performers and people-watch tourists and locals alike from one of the esplanade’s classic old cafes or restaurants. The stage towards the harbour end of the esplanade frequently showcases local talent, from chamber orchestras to salsa dancers - just follow the crowds.

Special tip

In the winter you’ll find the trees dramatically encased in fairy lights. You can also enjoy the Christmas markets here at that time of year.

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6 Comments

It's a picturesque park in the heart of Helsinki. Especially in the summer the park gets packed of local people having a picnic, street artists and cultural events.
Jonna
Local
November 12, 2018
Nice place for watching people
Paivi
Local
June 11, 2018
The ultimate place for sitting on a bench, having take away lunch, ice cream or coffee and just watching people
Silja
Local
November 30, 2017
Beautiful place to take a walk or just sit and look at the people....
Anne-Marie
Local
October 17, 2017
Beautiful location, with fancy shopping and good restaurants.
An Inactive User
Local
May 18, 2017

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