The impressive National Museum, built in National Romantic style in 1916, looks a bit like a Gothic church with its heavy stonework and...
Now just one of a series of elegant contemporary buildings in this part of town, curvaceous and quirky metallic Kiasma, designed by...
The city’s natural history museum is known for its controversial weathervane of a sperm impregnating an ovum. Modern exhibitions like...
Helsinki’s number-one jazz club attracts a refined older crowd swinging to boogie woogie, trad jazz, Dixieland and New Orleans most...
For night owls. Decent sautéed reindeer and other Finnish comfort food at three in the morning in a proper restaurant.
Mannerheimintie 13 · interesting places nearby
As cool and crisp as a gin and tonic on a glacier, this striking modern building is a great addition to central Helsinki. The interior doesn’t disappoint either – the main auditorium, visible from the foyer, has stunning acoustics. There are regular classical concerts, and prices are kept low, normally around €20. The bar is a nice place to hang out for a drink.