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Including 315 islands near its Baltic shoreline while stretching out over more than 400 square miles, Helsinki streets wind around bays, with bridges, ferries, and water taxis connecting dots of land offshore. Attractions include Uspenski Cathedral (built in 1868 and western Europe’s largest orthodox church), the Finnish National Gallery (a complex with the Ateneum, Kiasma and Synebrychoff museums), and Old Market Hall (piled high with fresh caught fish and other taste treats). Other attractions include Linnanmaki Amusement Park (opened in 1950), Korkeasaari Zoo (founded in 1889), and Senate Square (with surrounding buildings forming a cohesive example of Neo-Classicism). Helsinki’s historic core actually extends from Senate Square, centered by the Lutheran Cathedral, to the tree-shaded Esplanadi, where embassies and elegant residences line the south end toward Kaivopuisto Park. To the north of city center lies the more residential Mannerheimintie, with top restaurants between Sibelius Park and Lake Töölönlahti. The Kruununhaka district was founded in 1550 at the Vantaa River mouth, but relocated in 1640 on the Vironniemi peninsula in what now reigns as Kruununhaka. Tourist strongholds include Suomenlinna -- The "Fortress of Finland," also called "Gibraltar of the North" -- covering five main islands, all linked, with museums and fortifications. The isle of Seurasaari has a beach, national park, and Finland’s largest open-air museum.

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·Helsinki
Lodging located in Finland’s capital city. Some popular attractions in this area include the Korkeasaari Zoo and the Akvaariolinna Aquarium Castle. Helsinki is served by Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL), located north of Helsinki in Vantaa.
·Lahti
Lodging located north of Helsinki in the city of Lahti. Here you can enjoy a multitude of recreational activities as well as several cultural events including the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and Lahti City Theatre.
·City Center
Lodging options located in Helsinki’s city center. Sights to see here include Parliament House, Government Palace and The Old Church, consecrated back in December of 1826.
·Espoo
Lodging located just south of Helsinki in Espoo, Finland’s second largest city. This ‘high-tech’ city boasts of several museums and festivals including the April Jazz festival and the Espoo Ciné International Film Festival.

Area Facts: English is the most spoken foreign language in Helsinki. The international country code for Finland is 358, the area code for Helsinki is 9.

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