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Katajanokka, Helsinki

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  • In the horošû the weather here is very good for a walk. Loll on a wooden pier, look at âhtočki, go deep into and enjoy a variety of architectures. Very interesting and relaxing area
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  • At first glance, might seem just one of the nicest Katajanokka and quiet district of Helsinki. In fact, entering a small amount in the history of this place, you'll find easily than actually it is rich in art, culture and ... mysteries! For starters, we should not even cross the bridge and enter the actual district to be impressed by the magnificent beauty of the Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral, which dominates the entire city together with Lutheran Helsingin Tuomiokirkko. The Uspenski Cathedral (or Dormition) is a beautiful work of neo-Byzantine architecture that dates back to the 60 's of the 19th century. A visit to the sacred icons within the Church is practically mandatory. Right at the foot of the Cathedral you will find the sweet "Tove Janssonin Puisto", a brilliant writer and a park dedicated to Illustrator who created the Moomin. In fact, not far from the Park (with graceful statues and a small playground area Moomin theme), you can easily find the building where Tove Jansson lived with his family during the early years of childhood. It's really delicious, worthy of phenomenal artists as were Tove and her parents. About palaces, here you will find something for everyone. By the many red brick buildings dating from the Industrial Era (almost every structure has a sign explaining its special function in the port, the customs warehouse and the prison, now transformed into a luxury Hotel) to the beautiful art nouveau to modernism houses of Enso-Gutzeit building (headquarters of Stora Enso Oyj) designed by none other than Alvar Aalto! In short, Katajanokka is a nice neighborhood, quiet and very peaceful, but it is also steeped in history and culture, art and nature. A walk through its splendid palaces and along its charming streets will transport you to a Ethereal and unreal world, where eras are blurred and imagination can get lost in the fog.
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  • Tallinn to Viking Line Ferry coming from the catanoyacca Terminal, so was a little away from the center of nearby moved by tram. Friendly staff, location, such as a port city.
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