If you go anywhere near market square or Esplanade park your see this beautiful lady and her spraying seals. She is an icon of Finland and has many stories behind the meaning of her statue.
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It is highly likely that you will come across this statue if you are in the Esplanadi area. It is right between Kauppatori and Esplanadi garden. The statue symbolizes birth of Helsinki thus making it a landmark in Helsinki.
Havis Amanda is a nude female statue on the harbors of Helsinki. It was sculpted by Ville Vallgren in 1906 in Paris, but was not erected at its present location at the Market Square in Kaartinkaupunki until 1908. It is one of symbols of Helsinki...More
This statue has an interesting piece of history related to it - Finland was the first country in Europe to give women the right to vote, and short after the law passed, this statue was put in central Helsinki near the Senate square. Many locals...More
Havis Amanda is a nude female statue in Helsinki, located at the Market Square (Kauppatori). The statue is cast in bronze and the fountain it resides in is made of granite. She is rising from the water, with four fish spouting water at her feet...More
Any visitor walking around Helsinki will sooner or later walk past this eye-catching fountain. She is nude yet demure at the same time.
It centrally located at the bottom of Esplanade in Helsinki close to the city hall and The Market Square and a lot of cafes. If you are in Helsinki on April 30, The "Manta" will receive a high school gratuate's cap as a sign of...More
Located near the market and shopaholic and marina. Just a fountain in a busy area. But being here is a photo opportunity since it is a famous spot.
The Havis Amanda is a beautiful statue in Esplanadi Park. Originally sculpted by Ville Vallgren in Paris, it was placed here in 1908. We enjoyed seeing it first-hand. Would have loved to see the students put caps on her head in celebration of graduation on...More
Every year on last day of April university students clean the statue and at 6pm place a student cap on the statues head. This has be happening for more than one hundred years! 12 students armed with mops are lifted by a large crane and...More