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Helsinki City Hall (Kaupungintalo)

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Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 1 | North Esplanade, Helsinki, Finland
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Spacious and informative

There is quite a lot to see and useful information to get from this city hall. It is very well-equipped with plenty of space. It is amazing that it operates even in Sunday... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
Alice Man Kwan C
Brussels, Belgium
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Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

This building is located in front of Market Square nearby the south Ferry Terminal. walking distance to other attractions such as the Keisarinnankivi statue and the Upskinski Cathedral

Thank kiltmaker2
Avesta, Sweden
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

All of a Sudden we saw this beautiful building and went in. It was a surprise for us and we are so glad that we found it.

Thank betyouare
Brussels, Belgium
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487 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

There is quite a lot to see and useful information to get from this city hall. It is very well-equipped with plenty of space. It is amazing that it operates even in Sunday afternoons.

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Miami, Florida
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is not a building you will find easily, especially if you are taken away by the Helsinki Senate Square, yet it is very close and it looks brand new because it is very well taken care of. Just a stroll from the Senate Square and a great photo site.

Thank rebazagroup
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is City Hall and a (used) public building. We were directed here to find a public toilet, which was clean, available and free. There was free computer access (ask at reception for a PIn number) and a wide range of leaflets about local attractions available. An interesting engineering and machinery dispaly was worth a look, as was the building... More 

Thank Lyn B
Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

OK to have a quick look around. Nice stately building. Don't plan on spending that much time here...

Thank I_Roam_AB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed one night in this special building. It is the central administrative building of Capit.l The city hall is located in the Kruununhaka district next the main market square.

Thank ciro s
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We popped into Helsinki City Hall to find a bathroom for our two year old - well we did, and also ended up spending an hour or so looking at the art installation on Bonk Corporation. We also got free maps of the city, other info and pens. The building is quite interesting itself and well restored/maintained (and accessible)

Thank Claudia L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

in this city hall, diverse shops were missing from far, for example there are only some for technological equipment. at least toilets are very clean...

Thank Sara B
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Another nice building right in market square. It's been wonderfully restored and its well maintained and looks great.

Thank Bernardo F

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