Bordered by the sea, the south side of Helsinki is resplendent with elegant 20th-century residences and parks with winding paths. The waterfront Kaivopuisto, the city's oldest and best-known park, leads into the upscale embassy neighborhood. Bordering this is another posh waterfront neighborhood, Eira, which has some of the city's most expensive and highly coveted old apartments, which are built in the Jugend style.
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Suomen Rakennustaiteen Museo
Stop in to buy an architectural map of Helsinki that includes locations of several buildings by Alvar Aalto, the most…Learn More >
Named for the astronomical observatory within its borders, this park has sculptures, winding walkways, and a great view of the…Learn More >
The best of Finnish design can be seen here in displays of furnishings, jewelry, ceramics, and more.Learn More >