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Helsinki is the capital and largest city in Finland.
The Helsinki metropolitan area is the world's northernmost urban area
among those with a population of over one million people, and the city is the northernmost capital of a EU member state. Altogether 1.3 million people, approximately one in four Finns, live in the Greater Helsinki area. (source Wikipedia)
Esplanadi park is the heart of Helsinki between Erottaja Square and Market Square (Kauppatori)
For exploring the city you can use the tram network (Helsingin raitiovaunut)
Helsinki's Sea Life (merimaailma) is part of the pan-European Sea Life network
Passing a contemporary art museum (Kiasma) approaching one of main Helsinki landmarks...
... with Finnish granite built Central railway station (Helsingin päärautatieasema)
Some of lots Art nouveau building plastics and typical Scandinavian style sculptures
Scenery of Helsinki is dominated by neoclassical Cathedral (tuomiokirkko or Suurkirkko)
Square in front of Cathedral with statue of Alexander II of Russia, university (yliopisto) and Government (Valtioneuvosto)
From the boat leaving the Helsinki South Harbor (Eteläsatamaand) is the best view on the city skyline
Suomenlinna is an inhabited sea fortress built on six islands in front of city of Helsinki
Tourists and locals enjoy Suomenlinna, an a UNESCO World Heritage, as a picturesque picnic site