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  • Museum of CulturesHelsinki travel tips
    Normally when you visit a country, you want to go to museums that will help you learn more about that country, but obviously there are exceptions to this rule. One such example is the Museum of Cultures in Helsinki, where you can discover [...]
    D: 3.5mi00
  • Manala RestaurantHelsinki travel tips
    Manala means hell, and unsurprisingly enough, the serve "food to die for", as they say. The menu of Manala is great, and people who have special dietary requirements can order according to their needs. All of the dishes are made [...]
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  • Korjaamo Cultural FactoryHelsinki travel tips
    Korjaamo defines itself as Helsinki's "living rooms", which sounds a but abstract, as expected from a huge building that basically serves as a meeting point for all the imaginable art types in the world. Karjaamo  [...]
    D: 2.5mi00
  • Kappeli RestaurantHelsinki travel tips
    Traditional Finnish foods are one of the things you must try when visiting Helsinki, especially since reindeer dishes are hard to find in other countries. For some tasty traditional dishes, check out Kappeli, a cozy restaurant with [...]
    D: 3.9mi00
  • Serena Water Amusement ParkHelsinki travel tips
    Water parks are not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Finland, but the cold climate has never been able to stop the Finnish from having fun. Serena Water Amusement Park is the largest water park in the Scandinavian [...]
    D: 11.4mi00
  • Sibelius MonumentHelsinki travel tips
    Sibelius is probably the most famous Finnish composer of classical music, and even if you don't particularly like his works, the monument dedicated to him is worth visiting. It is one of the most famous monuments in the city, and it has [...]
    D: 3.2mi00
  • Uspenski CathedralHelsinki travel tips
    In Finland, the Orthodox church doesn't have many followers, but despite that, there are some pretty amazing Orthodox churches in the city. The best example is Uspenski Cathedral, a majestic building with a Russian-style dome. In Fact, [...]
    D: 4.1mi00
  • The Church in the RockHelsinki travel tips
    The Finnish have a knack for coming up with original ideas, even when it comes to something as traditional as churches. The Church in the Rock (Temppeliaukion kirkko in Finnish) is a simple but atmospheric church literally carved out  [...]
    D: 3.3mi00
  • Teerenpeli - Best place for a pintLahti travel tips
    Brewery restaurant Teerenpeli is a great place for drink in Lahti. They brew their on beer and cider. Teerenpeli is also one of the only whiskey distillery in Finland. [...]
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  • The medieval greystone church of HollolaLahti travel tips
    The old church in Hollola is pretty ok. Especially in the summer. Every other year they hold a medieval fair, that's very good. [...]
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Helsinki History

When the Swedish King Gustav Vasa decided to establish a new settlement in 1550, he did so for very pragmatic reasons: he wanted the new town, Helsingfors, to become the most important trading centre in the region. As ambitious as the king's plan might have been, determining entire families to move their residence to the new town, Helsinki history was to follow another route: Helsingfors proved to be closer to a military strategic point rather than a commercial hub. During the next centuries, despite an attempt to relocate it further north, the city's development was rather slow. [...]

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