Must-see attractions in Tampere

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    This bright, modern glass-and-steel exhibition space in the renovated Tampella textile mill hosts regularly changing exhibitions on anything from bicycles…

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    An iconic example of National Romantic art nouveau architecture, Tampere's cathedral dates from 1907. Hugo Simberg created the frescoes and stained glass;…

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    Amurin Työläismuseokortteli

    An entire block of wooden houses – including 32 apartments in five residential buildings, a bakery, a shoemaker, a public sauna, two general shops and a…

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    This promontory-set amusement park complex offers dozens of rides, an observation tower, art gallery, aquarium, farm zoo and planetarium. A one-day pass…

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    The offbeat spy museum under the Finlayson Centre offers a small but well-assembled display of devices of international espionage, mainly from the Cold…

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    This worthwhile labour museum has a variety of changing exhibitions covering social history and labour industries. The permanent exhibition consists of…

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    Sara Hildénin Taidemuseo

    Located in the Särkänniemi amusement park, this museum showcases a collection of international and Finnish modern art and sculpture amassed by Sara Hildén…

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    Enter the world of Tove Jansson’s enduringly popular Moomins at this impressive museum in Tampere-talo. It contains original drawings and beautiful…

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    Finlayson Centre

    Tampere’s industrial era began with Scot James Finlayson, who established a cotton mill by the Tammerkoski in the 1820s. Later it grew massively and was…

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    Näsinneula Observation Tower

    The 168m-high Näsinneula Observation Tower is in the Särkänniemi amusement park. This is the tallest such tower in these northern lands and that alone…

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    Pyynikin Näkötorni

    This stone observation tower is on the ridge of Pyynikki Park, and has a cafe serving delicious freshly made doughnuts. You can walk from the centre of…

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    Ortodoksinen Kirkko

    Near the train station, this ornate, onion-domed Orthodox church is worth a visit. During the civil war, White troops besieged the church, which had been…

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    Finlaysonin Kirkko

    The Finlaysonin Kirkko was built in 1879 as a place of worship for employees of the cotton mill and their families.

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    Aleksanterin Kirkko

    The beautiful Aleksanterin Kirkko has red brick and green spires and was named in honour of Tsar Alexander II.

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    Lenin Museo

    There are few displays dedicated to the revolutionary leader here; rather, displays focus on the shared modern history of Finland and Russia. The…

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    Särkänniemi Aquarium

    The aquarium inside the Särkänniemi amusement park has limited information in English and isn’t especially memorable, with the Finnish fish (including…