Temppeliaukion Kirkko

Excavated directly into solid rock, the Temppeliaukio church is situated in the heart of Helsinki, at the end of Fredrikinkatu. Because of its special architecture, the church, completed in 1969, is one of the main attractions in Helsinki. The church hall is covered with a dome, lined with copper and supported on the rock walls by reinforced concrete beams. The interior walls are of rugged rock and rubble wall. Before noon, the light spreads from the row of windows surrounding the roof periphery to the altar wall, where an ice-age crevice serves as the altarpiece. Due to its excellent acoustics the church is a popular venue for concerts.

Esplande Park

The Esplanade Park serves as a promenade for visitors and a place to relax for the locals.

Restaurant Kappeli

The Kappeli restaurant serves classical Finnish dishes with140 years worth of experience. The dining room has a unique atmosphere and is at once cosy and stylish, comprising the beauty of Esplanadi park, the spaciousness of the glass veranda and the dignified essence of the house. The café is a traditional meeting place offering sweets and salty snacks, as well as a good selection of beers and wines. The bar is the oldest part of Kappeli and a good place to meet and relax after work.

View of port


The Port of Helsinki is for the most part a service-based economy, but industry still employs many people. The major industries in the Port of Helsinki include textiles, printing, and processing of metals and chemicals. Manufacturers produce electrical equipment and the world-famous Arabia porcelain. Shipbuilding is a major source of jobs in the Port of Helsinki. Most of Finland's major companies headquarter there, and many international companies have regional headquarters in the Port of Helsinki.

Vanha Kauppahalli

Old Market Hall

The Old Market Hall in Helsinki has served its customers since 1889. Merchants sell everything from cheese, fish, shellfish, vegetable, fruit and cakes to spices, coffee and tea. They are also more than happy to help with any special orders.



Suomelinna Island

Suomenlinna is one of the biggest sea fortresses in the world, founded in 1748 and built by Field Marshal Count Augustin Ehrensvärd on islands off the coast of Helsinki. Suomenlinna remains as one of the most popular attractions in Finland and was included in UNESCO World Heritage List in 1991 as a unique monument to European military architecture. An important part of any visit to Suomenlinna is a good meal or a refreshing break at one of its cafés.

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