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The National Library of Finland

Fabianinkatu 35, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 29 4123196
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Fabianinkatu 35, Helsinki 00170, Finland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Built in 1845. Free. Beautiful inside. Right across the street from the Lutheran Church. They have the largest collection of Slavic books in the world, including Russia. There are lockers inside for free too. If this review is helpful then please indicate so below.

1  Thank Trek-Always
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled in there and we were very surprised to find such a lovely interior! Great place to buy t-shirts (not the typical "....I love...."- stuff!). ...and even the restrooms are a kind of a museum!

Thank mudhoney5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We briefly stopped in to see the ceiling in this building and it was well worth it. It was stunning! You don't need much more than 20 minutes at this location.

Thank KYtraveler79
Reviewed 11 August 2017

What an amazing place! Huge, enormous building. It has a lot of levels inside, although it doesn't look like that from the outside. There is one beautiful room, great design and then you go to the library itself.

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The library's main building faces the Senate Square. The main building is of the Early Empire style and was built in 1840-1845. It features a gorgeous rotunda completed in 1906. The library is a "hidden gem" on the square but easy to find and access.

Thank waterandmore
Reviewed 17 June 2017

A library can never be a tourist attraction unless it’s the largest in the world or carries significance amount of history as part of its existence. I happened to stay very close the Library and hence decided to give it a go not as a...More

1  Thank Sachin0408
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The national library of Finland is amazing! It is just a beautiful piece of architecture inside out and also holds a ton of books of many languages. Stepping into the library is like stepping into a book heaven. The dome and the two three-level reading...More

Thank Rachelle W
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The recently renovated National Library was part of architect C.L. Engels' original plan for the center of Helsinki in the Empire style of 1845. It has been enlarged many times and even the airy and elegant Rotunda is an addition from 1906. The three story...More

Thank Heli P
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Well its a beautiful building, and easy to get to, we did a tour and got there that way. it is worth a visit.

Thank Fidelma66
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I wandered in here on a recent visit and enjoyed seeing the beautiful interiors throughout the building. Not much to it, but worth taking a break from walking the city and seeing inside! I recommend it!

Thank Andrew H
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