The city’s natural history museum is known for its controversial weathervane of a sperm impregnating an ovum. Modern exhibitions like...
Natural History Museum
Recently renovated, the Natural History Museum is known for its controversial weather vane of a sperm impregnating an ova. New...
Not just a geek haunt with internet terminals, this cafe-bar in the Lasipalatsi complex has a great terrace to soak up the sun,...
If you’re after specialised supplies, Ruohonjuuri stocks food that’s ethically sound, organic and often catering to special dietary needs.
Mannerheiminaukio 2 · interesting places nearby
Now just one of a series of elegant contemporary buildings in this part of town, curvaceous and quirky metallic Kiasma, designed by Steven Holl and finished in 1998, is still a symbol of the city’s modernisation. It exhibits an eclectic collection of Finnish and international modern art and keeps people on their toes with its striking contemporary exhibitions. The interior, with its unexpected curves and perspectives, is as invigorating as the outside.
Kiasma’s outstanding success is that it’s been embraced by the people of Helsinki. Its sleek, glass-sided cafe and terrace are hugely popular, locals sunbathe on the grassy fringes and skateboarders perform aerobatics under the stern gaze of Mannerheim’s statue outside.