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Address: Pohjoisesplanadi, Helsinki 00130, Finland
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Great place to visit….

A lovely area…..nice atmosphere…friendly locals willing to go out of their way to give directions…..I rate this area highly for just walking around and enjoying. It has... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2014
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

A lovely area…..nice atmosphere…friendly locals willing to go out of their way to give directions…..I rate this area highly for just walking around and enjoying. It has everything. Just watch out for cyclists!

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Title says it all. Plenty of activity in and around the park area but not extra-special so just take it as it comesif walking around.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

That's a well located garden, I loved sitting there and watch the people. It is a minute away from the market area and to the central station. At the end of the park , near the market, there is a stand that sometimes you will find a band or a musician. just go there and enjoy the atmosphere.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

good place where a lot is happening, nice open bar with music a lot of people around nice atmosphere restaurants are just on the side, shops of well known brans etc etc

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Needham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Even though it was chilly that day we enjoyed waking the area. Beautiful flowers down the center island. Great spot to sit at a cafe and people watch.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Visited this area last June. We were blessed to have a sunny day. It was one of the first hottest days this year so it was perfect weather wise. The area was so lively and saw a lot of tourist and locals relaxing under the sun and side cafe's which I think added to the hype of my visit. I... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

There were 7 of us, just strolling from the Senate Square and Kauppatori Market Square, on our way back to the Scandic Grand Marina Hotel. It's a nice stroll, see the sights, go into various department stores or shops. Lots of nice restaurants and eateries. Colorful leisurely walk. It's one place you should go to get a good all-around idea... More 

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

What a nice way to spend some time in Helsinki. There are shops and cafes galore. The park and fountains are lovely. I recommend taking a stroll down this lively street!

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

The Esplanade connects the Market Square area with the busy shopping centres closer to the railway station. The park isn't large, but nice to walk through - or to sit down and relax a bit. I found the shopping opportunities lining the streets more interesting. There are also a couple of places to eat here.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

In summer at least, this has a real holiday atmosphere. Relaxed and not too crowded, and of course in July we could enjoy it through the long light evening.

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