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“Piece of history in a beautiful location”

Hietaniemi Cemetery
Ranked #57 of 283 things to do in Helsinki
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Helsinki - Finland
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186 reviews
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“Piece of history in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 25 May 2012

If you want to spend a few hours walking around in a more peaceful setting in Helsinki I recommend Hietaniemi cemetary. Hietaniemi is right next to the centre of the city (5 min by taxi), next to the sea. The cemetery has many past VIP's resting in their final sleep, the area is well maintained, very calm and peaceful and most of the exits from the cemetary will give you access to beautiful strolls along the shoreline of Helsinki. However, remember to bring your own snacks is you plan on spending more time in the area. There are only very few locations in Hietaniemi where you can buy coffee, snacks, soft drinks etc.

Visited April 2012
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Helsinki, Finland
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175 reviews
133 attraction reviews
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“A graveyard of Finnish greats”
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Nobody of any significance who is not buried there does not come to my mind. To calm a too active mind this is a perfect place to relax. The squirrels there are tame. Please be not annoyed if they are climbing on you.

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Helsinki, Finland
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132 reviews
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“Wonderful Seaside Walk”
Reviewed 21 January 2012

This cemetery abuts the sea, and provides a nice walking path that leads you around the cemetery. In the winter it is a wonderland, in the fall a great place to view the foliage. In summer the cemetery provides a quiet, cools respite from the sun. The place comes alive with lanterns on All Souls Day and glows with candle light. One of my favorite places in Helsinki.

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Helsinki
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7 attraction reviews
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“Hietaniemi cemetery”
Reviewed 30 December 2011

the main cemetery of Helsinki that has the tombs of most of the important Finnish politicians and artists and a home to a large community of friendly squirrels that will be grateful if you will bring some peanuts with you :)

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Helsinki, Finland
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“One of the oldest and largest cemetaries in Helsinki.”
Reviewed 29 December 2011

This is the place to visit the already passed celebrities and to have a peaceful walk among the seaside & parks.

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