Helsinki and Surroundings
7 Best things to do in Helsinki
1) Temppeliaukio Church
Due to its unique design being excavated into solid rock, the Temppeliaukio Church is one of Helsinki’s main attractions. Completed in 1969, the church walls are lined with rugged rock and rubble walls which makes the building so distinctive. Try to visit the Temppeliaukio Church before noon to see how light spreads from the row of windows surrounding the roof periphery to the altar wall, a truly magical sight.
2) Suomenlinna Sea Fortress
A UNESCO World Heritage Site located on a group of islands, Suomenlinna Sea Fortress is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Finland. Head over to their website – email@example.com – to book guided tours, events and exhibitions in advance.
3) Helsinki Cathedral
Situated on the north side of Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral is one of the most visited spots in Helsinki and has even become the symbol of the city. Its roof is lined with statues of the 12 apostles, effectively ‘guarding’ the city. This building is a prime example of neoclassical architecture which can also be recognised in other parts of the city.
4) Senate Square
Senate Square is located just in front of Helsinki Cathedral. The buildings surrounding it: Government Palace, University of Helsinki, the National Library and Helsinki Cathedral are all further examples of Neoclassical architecture. Being steeped in history, this square alone makes up the oldest part of the city.
5) Sibelius Park
This seaside park was constructed in honour of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957). Within the park lies a monument constructed by Finnish artist Elia Hiltunen entitled Passio Musicae and is made up of more than 600 hollow steel pipes merged together. Take a trip to Sibelius Park and discover yet another artistic style.
6) Design Museum
The Design Museum in Helsinki is home to pieces from both Finland and across the world. The museum is 147 years old and continues to dedicate itself to exhibiting industrial, fashion and graphic design from 1870 to the present day. It really is a must visit spot!
7) Central Library Oodi
The Helsinki Central Library Oodi, which is most commonly referred to as ‘Oodi’ is one of Helsinki’s public libraries. Its unique open plan and airy design is perfect for studying, educational events and taking some time out to read one of its 100,000 books!
Our Cultural Activities
The following free-time activities are included in the price of our courses in Helsinki:
- one guided tour of Helsinki
- one full-day excursion among:
– Kallio – Living History
– Symphony of Urban Nature
About the Training Centre in Helsinki
All our courses in Helsinki will take place either in the Morning (9:00 13:45) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45) depending on classroom and trainer availability.
The courses will be organized at the following address:
Meeting Park KAMPPI
Salomonkatu 5 C
(Sokos Hotel Presidentti building)