Monument to a composer

Sibelius Monument

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Why locals love it

24 metric tonnes of abstract act in honour of the famous Finnish composer, the monument was designed by Eila Hiltunen and sparked a lot of controversy when it was unveiled in 1967. The Helsinki public was a little bemused by the concept of abstract art those days.

Why you should visit it

A tourist must, and worth seeing just to go stick your head into one of the 600 odd vertical metal pipes. Make some of your own music into them while you’re there and scare off the more self-respecting tourists. You know you want to.

Special tip

An addition of the sculpted image of Jean Sibelius himself was added to the design to keep the non-artsy plebs happy.

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4 Comments

Cool monument but a bit of a meh... At least its free and done within two mins. Cafe Regatta is really nearby aswell.
Janne
Traveller
August 11, 2017
the most visited monument in Helsinki
Aime
Local
April 29, 2017
Another tourist trap, but worth the hassle. Take the tram to the cathedral and walk through Toolo along the water for an added treat!
Rob
Traveller
August 26, 2016
It's looks like a child park at first. You have to walk a little bit and then you find this amazing art in the middle of the trees. Beautiful !
Oza
Traveller
August 21, 2016

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