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Kaivopuisto, Helsinki

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#4 of 19 in Parks in Helsinki
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. A visit to Kaivopuisto represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Helsinki road trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • July 27, 2017
    On the best of the Park. A very nice walk around the big tree in the middle. Stunning views of Ursa. A pity that the geese are marred with lawns. In addition, the site should not become a autoilemaan.
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  • July 26, 2017
    I went by tram no.3. From the heart is just a bit away, but spacious park. Lawn or take your family and the bride and groom, children playing the game was played. Facing the sea, good breakfast choice.
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  • July 11, 2017
    I suppose having a park in the middle of a city can be very advantageous , especially if you fancy a picnic. There are lots of areas within the park for playing with children and, as it stretches down...  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    A nice and serene green park. Good for having picnics especially during the weekends. One can go alone also if possible. Very near to the sea and the Sandy Beach of Eira.
  • July 4, 2017
    Beautiful park to sun bath. And also a cute bar.
  • May 26, 2017
    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.
  • May 2, 2017
    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.
  • May 9, 2017
    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.

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