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Ainola (Jean Sibelius House)

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Address: Ainolantie, Jarvenpaa, Finland
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The athmosphere is lovely. The house itself left as it was when Aino Sibelius lived here. Could even smell a hint of the cigars smoked by Jean inside the library. The area of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2016
Anne_Ilona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The athmosphere is lovely. The house itself left as it was when Aino Sibelius lived here. Could even smell a hint of the cigars smoked by Jean inside the library. The area of Rantatie (Tuusula & Järvenpää) is one of the best sightseeing trips you can make from Helsinki. Train (1km) and Bus (0,5km) comes very close twice an hour.... More 

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Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We visited mid October but unfortunately it closes for 6 months from October to 5th May. However there's a useful information board outside and you can see his house and sauna from the gate. A very atmospheric place.

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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Entry fee €6 car parking free and well worth the cost. It was the wife's idea to visit before we dropped off our hire car at Vantaa airport and what a great decision it was too. I admit to knowing little about the composer but I found his home to be very interesting although everything seems to be in the... More 

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Tuusula, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Place to see and feel, where Nature inspired Composer Jean Sibelius to create his most famous music. Do You know Finlandia ? Theres a guide inside the house to tell stories of Jean's life (an entrance fee is required). Jean's home, Ainola, is surrounded with peace and quiet but also with strong nature with its pine trees and high rocks.... More 

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Tampere
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We found the house quite interesting but not very well maintained. I think you have to be excited about Sibelius to be interested in this place. The modern cafe / visitor centre is neat, though.

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Here a story of a great Finnish composer meets beautiful Finnish nature. You can imagine what it would have felt like to live in this house in the era of Jean and Aino Sibelius; the house and its furniture have been left the way they where when Aino Sibelius was still alive in the 1960's. This is the piece of... More 

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Joensuu, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

It is telling everything about J. Sibelius and it is made to their former house in Jarvenpaa. They have guided tours and good explanation of everything. Maintenance is good and you can feel the music in the house.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Although you can only see the ground floor rooms they are full of original items. You can also walk around the grounds and see his sauna and grave.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

I took the commuter train from Helsinki train station and was dropped off at the Ainola station. I followed the signs to Ainola. It was a Sunday morning and I was very hungry and it was quiet at the house because it was still closed. I wondered if I'll at least get a cup of coffee. To my wonderful surprise,... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Maintained perfectly at original condition, how the house was 1969 when Aino Sibelius passed away. An exellent guidance, too. Don't forget to visit Kahvila Aulis, for a yummy café moment!

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