About Helsinki in Finland
Located on the gulf, in the southern part of the country, Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland. Also well known as "white city of the north", it is one of the nation's chief seaports. It is the commercial, financial, administrative, medicial and cultural center of Finland. It has a population of 660,000 residents.The weather of Helsinki is mild throughout the year.
Helsinki has a large and varied collection of museums, galleries and historic buildings.
Situated on an island at the entrance to Helsinki's harbour, Suomenlinna fortress is a major military monument worthy of the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The buildings surrounding Senate Square is world famous as Europe's finest examples in the neoclassical style. The Uspenski Cathedral is located
atop a rocky outcrop on the Katajanokka peninsula. Market Square is the central trade hub of the city. Near the Market Square, there is a row of impressive historic buildings including the City Hall, the Swedish Embassy and the Presidential Palace. Temppeliaukio Church
that is also known as the Church of the Rock. The church is often used for musical events. The Lutheran Cathedral is distinct landmark in the center of Helsinki.
Other main attraction include Seurasaari Open Air Museum, The National Museum of Finland, Anne's Shop, Linnanmäki Amusement Park and Finnish National Gallery, as well as Botanical Gardens.