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Tampere Sights and Landmarks Guide, Finland

There are a number of different places in Tampere that you can go and look at if you're ever in the city, but the most impressive have to be the museums.  While most cities tend to have a few museums, there are several major museums in Tampere that represent a collective account of the fascinating history of this particular region.  These museums catalogue everything from the Communist history in Finland up to and including the civil war as well as the history of the industrialization and 20th century growth of the area.  People that consider themselves history buffs will not want to miss the museum experience that this city has to offer.

Going hand in hand with the historical background of Tampere is the fact that there are a number of excellent churches that you can visit when you are in the city.  They say that it is impossible to understand a place without first understanding its religion and religious history and with famous churches like the Tampere Orthodox Church available for you to visit, Tampere is definitely a city that is worth visiting purely for the churches.  Messukyla's Old Church is the oldest building in the city, with a history that dates all the way back to the middle ages.

If the natural sights are more to your liking, Pispala is definitely a place you need to visit.  It is basically a small ridge located right between the two lakes surrounding Tampere and it affords a breathtakingly beautiful view of both lakes from its position.  It started out as a neighborhood of the working class but the view has caused massive gentrification in the area, making it one of the hardest neighborhoods to get into if you are buying a house.  If you're just visiting however, the full neighborhood is open to your inspection and the sights and sounds of this area are an interesting combination of modern and medieval.

Staying on the natural theme, one final place that is worth visiting in Tampere is the Adventure Park.  This handy place is part museum, part restaurant and part Adventure Park, with dolphins available for people to watch and interact with.  The restaurant part is located at the top of a tower and revolves, allowing you to gain a nice look out over the city of Tampere while you wait for your meal to be delivered to you.

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