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The Esplanadi Park, Helsinki

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Historic Walking Area Nature / Park
Enjoy green space in the heart of the city at The Esplanadi Park, a historical park and walking area originally opened in 1812. The park is known for hosting a number of outdoor events, including the Marimekko Fashion Show and Jazz-Espa concert series. You'll find plenty of high-end shops, restaurants, and bars lining nearby streets. See The Esplanadi Park and all Helsinki has to offer by arranging your trip with our Helsinki vacation planner.
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  • It is a great place to have a picnic!! You may bring you own sandviches, drink etc. or you may try street food that you come across in the park.  more »
  • Walked through this park on the way to the ferry and it was very nice. Statues and walkways were great and it's in a neat spot.  more »
  • Esplanadi is beautiful just for a walk or for a coffee at the classic Kappeli. There are many places for brunch or afternoon tea, which are slightly more expensive, but no doubt exquisite.  more »
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  • Picteresque park in the heart of the city. Ideal place for a picnic. Home to high end restaurants and open air concerts.
  • Walked through this park on the way to the ferry and it was very nice. Statues and walkways were great and it's in a neat spot.
  • Great areas to hang out is when the weather is nice. They make good use of the space when they get the chance, e.g. food festivals.
  • A lush green place amidst shopping streets in Helsinki easily accessible and near to the most happening place market square
  • This is the main park/boulevard of Helsinki - a good place to stroll and enjoy the city atmosphere.

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