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Top Choice Gastronomy in Tampere

Hella & Huone

Acclaimed chef Arto Rastas serves cutting-edge molecular Nordic cuisine at this minimalistic spot with black high-backed chairs providing a sharp contrast to the stark white tablecloths. Lamb tartare with smoked egg…
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. Among the best rides are the Tornado roller coaster, super-fast High Voltage,…
Top Choice Church in Tampere

Tuomiokirkko

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

Amurin Työläismuseokortteli

An entire block of wooden houses, including 32 apartments, a bakery, a shoemaker, two general shops and a cafe, is preserved at the Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, evoking life from 1882 to 1973. Entertaining back…
Top Choice European in Tampere

Tuulensuu

Tampere's best gastropub overflows with locals thanks to its superb range of Belgian beers, good wines, lengthy port menu and gourmet bar snacks, such as fresh-roasted almonds. Bistro fare inspired by Germany, Belgi…
Top Choice Bar in Tampere

Café Europa

Horsehair couches, armchairs, mirrors, chandeliers and paintings re-create the ambience of a 1930s-style old-Europe cafe at Europa, which opens to a coveted summer pavement terrace. It's a popular meeting spot for i…
Top Choice Museum in Tampere

Vapriikki

A bright, modern glass-and-steel exhibition space in the renovated Tampella textile mill. As well as regularly changing exhibitions on anything from bicycles to Buddhism, there’s a permanent display on Tampere’s his…
Top Choice Bistro in Tampere

Neljä Vuodenaikaa

Tucked into a corner of the kauppahalli, this recommended spot brings Gallic flair to the Finnish lunch hour with delicious plates such as bouillabaisse and French country salad augmented by excellent daily specials…
Burgers in Tampere

Bull

Patties made from 100% Black Angus beef are the centrepiece of many of Bull's towering burgers, including Dirty Harry (with blue cheese and red onion) and the Highlander (with a whisky-infused patty). It also has a …
Coffee in Tampere

Mokkamestarit

The heavenly coffees brewed at this central, retro-cool specialist cafe (spinning vintage vinyl on its turntable) are roasted at Mokkamestarit's own nearby premises. Snacks include homemade cakes and slices. Two-hou…