Helsinki-Finnish Architecture

The National Museum of Finland

AddressMannerheimintie 34
Phone+358 (0) 40 128 6469
ExpensesEntrance € 8 / 6 euros, persons under 18 free of charge.

National Museum illustrates Finnish history from prehistoric times to the present. Major archaeological finds. Temporary exhibitions. Embark a time-trip through the history of Finland. The museum’s unique exhibits tells of the life from a period of over 10,000 years.

Yrjönkatu Swimming Hall

AddressYrjönkatu 21 b FI-00100 Helsinki
Phone+358 (0)9 3108 7401

The oldest public swimming hall in Finland with Classical architecture and Roman-style baths (separate times for men and women).

Uusi Ylioppilastalo

AddressMannerheimintie 5, Kluuvi, 00100 Helsinki
Phone+358 9 131 1425

University of Helsinki

AddressYliopistonkatu 4 FI-00140 University of Helsinki
Phone+358 (0)9 1911

The university’s main building was completed in 1832 and designed by Carl Ludvig Engel, whereas the Fabianinkatu side was completed before the war in 1937 and designed by J.S Sirén, whose work also included the Parliament House.

The National Library of Finland

AddressUnioninkatu 36 FI-00170 Helsinki
Phone+358 9 1912 2738

The National Library of Finland is the oldest and largest scholarly library in Finland as well as one of the largest independent institutes at the University of Helsinki.

The Pearl of Kruununhaka

AddressRauhankatu 1 00170 Helsinki

The Pearl of Kruununhaka is a jugend -style building in Helsinki. Completed in 1900 by architects Onni Törnqvist (Tarjanne) and Lars Sonck.

The Finnish National Theatre

AddressRailway Square FI-00100 Helsinki
Phone358 (0)10 733 11

Main theatre in Finland for theaters performing in Finnish. They also allow private bookings.

The Finnish Parliament

AddressMannerheimintie 30 FI-00102 Eduskunta
Phone+358 (0)9 4321

Finland’s 200-seat parliament gathers in this impressive building representing 1920s Classicism. The facade of the building is made of red granite from Kalvola. The main facade includes 14 Corinthian columns. A Visitors’ Centre operates in the Little Parliament (Arkadiankatu 3, open Mon-Fri 10-16), an annex on the left side of the actual Parliament building.

The Aalto House

AddressRiihitie 20 FI-00330 Helsinki
Phone+358 (0)9 481 350

Aalto House at Riihitie in the Munkkiniemi district of Helsinki designed by Alvar and Aino Aalto as a home and office dates from 1936 and represents the shift in Alvar Aalto’s architecture towards a softer form of functionalism.

Temppeliaukio Church

AddressLutherinkatu 3 FI-00100 Helsinki
Phone00358 9 2340 6320

Temppeliaukio Church is one of Helsinki’s most popular tourist attractions. The interior walls are created naturally by the rock. The church was designed by architects Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and opened in 1969. Due to its excellent acoustics the church is a popular venue for concerts.

Studio Aalto

AddressTiilimäki 20 FI-00330 Helsinki
Phone+358 (0)9 481 350

Alvar Aalto designed the building at Tiilimäki 20 in Munkkiniemi as his own office in 1955.

Sibelius Monument

AddressSibeliuksen puisto/Sibelius Park 00260 Helsinki

Sibelius Monument was unveiled on 7.9.1967. It recembles organ pipes, is made of welded steel with the bust of the composer on one side. The monument is one of Helsinki’s most popular statues and one of the most well known tourist attractions. The monument is 8,5m high, 10,5m wide and 6,5m deep. It is built […]

Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

AddressSeurasaari FI-00250 Helsinki
Phone00358 (0)40 128 6374

The Seurasaari Open-Air Museum exhibits an insight into Finnish housing in days gone by and Finnish folk tradition. The buildings and interiors transferred to the Museum from the Finnish provinces reflect the life of crofters, peasants and gentry from the 18th to the 20th century.

Senate Square

AddressUnionsgatan, 00170 Helsinki
Phone00358 9 31013300

The Senate Square forms a cohesive example of Neoclassical architecture. The square is dominated by four buildings designed by Carl Ludvig Engel between 1822 and 1852: Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, the main building of the University of Helsinki and the National Library of Finland.

Samuji Shop

AddressPohjoisesplanadi 37 FI-00100 Helsinki

SAMUJI comprises of two individual lines: classics and seasonals. Classics consist of timeless, high-quality garments whereas Seasonals is more experimental and trendy.