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Kaivopuisto, Helsinki

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One of the oldest parks in the city, Kaivopuisto features hiking trails and vast green lawns, as well as recreational complexes and cafes. Stretching across 45 hectares (111 acres), the park sits between the urban zone and the open sea. As you walk along its numerous paths, you'll encounter art in unexpected places. Some trees contain extremely detailed carved faces, while colorful wooden birds adorn tall poles. As you pause to sit on one of the numerous benches here, notice that each has poem engraved into the surface. Add Kaivopuisto to your Helsinki travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Helsinki tour planner.
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  • The park itself is pleasant and offers some nice views. It is next to an area where many embassies are located. Some of those are really impressive.  more »
  • I went there recently for Vappu day, the park is one of biggest place fro gathering for the day 1 May.  more »
  • We were there during a horse festival. They had put up hurdles for children to jump with wooden stick horses which seemed to be very popular. Looked like fun if you were a kid :) Lots of food stalls a...  more »
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  • One of Helsinki's biggest and most well-loved parks. Lots to see and do here with playgrounds, cafes, observatories and benches tucked away all around. Make sure to head down to the water and grab some ice cream in the summer.
  • Beautiful park in the heart of Helsinki with amazing views of the city and Baltic Sea. If you're in Helsinki on May 1st, it's a must visit as the park is full of people celebrating Wappu. In the winter, it's possible to go sledding. During the summer, enjoy the white nights with a picnic on the hill.
  • This green, secluded cove has the potential to offer so much on a good weather day. From the comfort of the Cafe Ursula is was a picture of rugged beauty. Worth a visit.
  • Excellent place to relax and have a great time close to nature!
  • Nice public space with a beautiful view over the sea.