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Market Square Kauppatori, Helsinki

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The Market Square is a central square in Helsinki, Finland, and one of the most famous market places and tourist attractions in the city.The Market Square is located near the centre of Helsinki, at the eastern end of Esplanadi and bordering the Baltic Sea to the south and Katajanokka to the east. The Helsinki City Transport maintains an all-year-round ferry link from the Market Square to Suomenlinna, and in the summer there are also private companies providing ferry cruises, both to Suomenlinna and other nearby islands.From spring to autumn, the Market Square is bustling with activity with vendors selling fresh Finnish food and souvenirs. There are also many outdoor cafés at the square. Some cafés also provide meat pastries, and one advertises their pastries as being "the best in the Market Square… in Helsinki… in Finland!"The height of the square's popularity is in early October when the annual Helsinki herring market begins.A long tradition at the Market Square is a display of old American cars on the first Friday of every month. Any motorist with an interest in old American cars can take part in this display. How the tradition originally started is unclear.
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  • This was the first place we went to in Helsinki. It is just such a lovely and vibrant place with make do stalls set up by the locals selling their hand made wares, food, vegetables , fish, cosmetic je...  more »
  • A diverse market Place where you can find almost anything, but especially fresh fruit and berries. It looks old fashioned, but it´s quit modern (you can pay by "swish"). The olnly objection I have is ...  more »
  • I loved this place. Great atmosphere with a lot of lovely stalls both on boats and ground. Tried some traditional Finnish bites and it was goood. Lovely market- would visit again  more »
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  • We were there in a September. An open air market by the sea. There are lots of fresh fruit, vegetables and high quality crafts. Moreover, you can eat seafood in the tents
  • Market Square. Good place to visit in the morning for breakfast, even in winter as they have heated tents. Find local food and produce. Berries, fruits and mushroom in the summer.
  • Impressive place to visit. We went during December and the Christmas market was great.
  • Good market on the summers, a place to visit for tourists. Be aware of the seagulls!
  • So much to see ranging from food to crafts. The variety changes with the seasons and its usually packed with people. Definitely worth a visit - it's pretty well a must-see thing in Helsinki.