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Czarina's Stone

Kauppatori, Helsinki 00170, Finland
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History of Helsinki and its Royalty

Often touted as Helsinki’s first public sculpture, the Stone of the Empress or the Czarina’s Stone... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sachin0408
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Historical Marker

The obelisk itself is not particularly note worthy. In fact if you were unaware of it you could... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2015
CATTSAR
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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1 week ago
“History of Helsinki and its Royalty”
25 Nov 2015
“Historical Marker”
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Kauppatori, Helsinki 00170, Finland
Kampinmalmi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Often touted as Helsinki’s first public sculpture, the Stone of the Empress or the Czarina’s Stone was erected as a memento to the visit to the capital by the Emperor Nicholas I and his wife, Alexandra Feodorovna. It was placed on the spot where Alexandra...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2015

The obelisk itself is not particularly note worthy. In fact if you were unaware of it you could miss if. However, it is the oldest of its kind in Helsinki and built in honor of Tsar Nicholas I's wife, Alexandra Feodorovna. If you walk by...More

Thank CATTSAR
Reviewed 22 November 2015

The Czarina stone is just an obelisk with a golden statue of a two headed beard. It stands in the market square. However, I am still wondering about its history as there was nothing indicating why it took its name.

Thank TheGlacierist
Reviewed 1 November 2015

It's on the market square in the front of the city hall. It's a kind of obelisk with two headed golden bird on the top of it

Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Located in the middle of the harbour square, this monument to czar Nicholas's wife is a focal point. However if there is a market on it is difficult to locate with stalls, lorries and the like around. Be persistent, keep looking!

Thank SagaloutsTour
Reviewed 18 July 2014

A central spot in Helsinki. For me it was the place where to come back from every single tour of the city! Central and nice, a perfect welcome to the city!

Thank Davide G
Reviewed 22 April 2014

This was erected in 1835 apparently, in honour of the Czar Nicholas the First's wife. It is an obelisk topped by a globe with a double headed Russian eagle on top of it. The Finnish lion appears on the eagle's breast because Finland was at...More

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