The Esplanadi Park, Helsinki

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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. The Esplanadi Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Helsinki Edition.
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  • Leaving the covered market and returning to Kuappatori you will find yourself on the two main streets and between these two streets there is a small park but very well maintained
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  • This is a lovely, long green park between the main shopping avenues, where there are several nice design shops, clothing stores, etc. It is nicely kept with beautiful gardens, statues, and fountains. ...  more »
  • Lovely park for a walk or a sit on a bench in the sun to watch the passing parade. Statue of an unnamed man as the locals say he does not need a name plaque as they know who he is.  more »
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  • Beautiful...so long as you are able to block out the noise from the busy traffic on either side. The stage in the centre of Esplanadi usually has an interesting array of concerts during the summer months.
  • Fantastic place, you can meet different types of people. You can meet people that plays instruments on the road. This point is near to the beautiful park and one hundred meters from a food market near the harbour.
  • A nice green space in the heart of the city. Useful as a meeting point or to get your bearings. It is basically a wide path with grass either side leading from the centre to the harbour. Decorating the route are lots of plants and hedges, a number of statues and lots of benches. It is a popular place throughout the day and lots of groups gather on the grass to chat, eat or sunbath. With lots of people around there are market stalls selling hats, drinks and ice creams. The occasional busker provides additional entertainment.
  • It is a great place to meet and start the night life in summer. At day time a good place to lay back and have a break. I have many good memories from 30 years ago when it was the main meeting points for underaged kids to meet for the night and enjoy life :-)
  • Smack in the middle of the city, this park is a welcome reprieve. Beautiful layout with beautiful flora and adornments. During summer local pop up food / drink stands, and live performers make it a must on your itinerary of summer stops.
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