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Top Choice Museum in Tampere

Vapriikki

This bright, modern glass-and-steel exhibition space in the renovated Tampella textile mill hosts regularly changing exhibitions on anything from bicycles to Buddhism. It also has a permanent display on Tampere’s hi…
Top Choice Museum in Tampere

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 cafe – is preserved at the Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, e…
Top Choice Coffee in Tampere

Mokka Mestarit

Despite being the most caffeine-addicted nation on earth, Finland doesn't generally do coffee well. Fortunately this stylish cafe and roastery bucks the trend. Espresso, cold-drip and Aeropress variations are on off…
Top Choice Live Performance in Tampere

Telakka

Comics and musicians regularly take to the stage at this much-loved venue, which attracts arty, hip and fun-loving locals of every age. Drinkers and diners claim the tables in the front garden; the stage is inside. …
Top Choice Amusement Park in Tampere

Särkänniemi

This promontory-set amusement park complex offers dozens of rides, an observation tower, art gallery, aquarium, farm zoo and planetarium. A one-day pass gives you access to them all. Among the best rides are the Tor…
Top Choice Church in Tampere

Tuomiokirkko

An iconic example of National Romantic art-nouveau architecture, Tampere's cathedral dates from 1907. Hugo Simberg created the frescoes and stained glass; you’ll appreciate that they were controversial. A procession…
Top Choice International in Tampere

Bistro 14

With its sleek modern interior and talented French chef, this small place near the train station is garnering lots of local attention. The food is fresh and light, with expertly balanced flavours and pretty presenta…
Top Choice Italian in Tampere

Piemonte

The northwestern region of Italy is known for its excellent wine and food, and this laid-back wine bar pays it respect in both name and menu. A limited but delicious list of dishes includes a risotto, one or two pas…
Top Choice Bar in Tampere

Deli 1909 & Wine Bar

If only every Finnish town could have a bar like this one. Friendly staff, great music on the sound system, highly drinkable beers on tap (try the Nordic Brewery's American Pale Ale), a good range of wine and a choo…
Top Choice Bistro in Tampere

Neljä Vuodenaikaa

Tucked into the rear right-hand corner of the kauppahalli, the Four Seasons brings Gallic flair to the Finnish lunch hour with delicious plates such as bouillabaisse, escargots and steak fritte augmented by excellen…