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The National Library of Finland, Helsinki

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  • The recently renovated National Library was part of architect C.L. Engels' original plan for the center of Helsinki in the Empire style of 1845. It has been enlarged many times and even the airy and e...  more »
  • Well its a beautiful building, and easy to get to, we did a tour and got there that way. it is worth a visit.  more »
  • I wandered in here on a recent visit and enjoyed seeing the beautiful interiors throughout the building. Not much to it, but worth taking a break from walking the city and seeing inside! I recommend i...  more »
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  • The books are really available which is not always the case in that kind of library. It is not the biggest but still feels quite important and I found the atmosphere really matching what you would expect from a library.
  • A small but beautiful library. The main hall and the spectacular ceiling painters, filled with the aroma of sweet sweet old book store. This is from the locals and the inspiration by reading books, mixed at best.
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  • If you're in Helsinki, be sure to visit the library. It is on the Senate square next to the Cathedral, main entrance from the street Unioninkatu 36. But now, because of repairs, Fabianinkatu Street entrance to-35, running parallel. The main building of the promise opened after renovation in March 2016. First of all, it's free and without any of your documents, without burning. Just come in the locker room leaving my coat and bag-and pass. Secondly, you find yourself in the historical building of 1845, architect Carl Ludvig Engel, Nicholas I asserted the project, and the building was a political idea: architectural means of emphasizing political relationship with Russia, specifically, with St. Petersburg. Annex "Rotunda" 1902-1906 (architect Karl Gustav Nystrom). Thirdly, you have the opportunity to read a book in Russian. Books of pre-revolutionary publications are on the shelves and you can easily take any of them, sitting behind a table and read. From 1809 to 1917 years Finland was part of the Russian Empire as an autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland. During this period, Finland won the right to keep their own copies of all printed matter published in Russia. Thanks to its many revenues from Russia, in Finland formed one of the largest collections of pre-revolutionary literature into Russian and the languages of other ethnic groups of the Russian Empire. All of these books to this day used by scientists from all over the world and manufacturers of facsimile editions.
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  • Greatly surprised?!?! How this can supposedly be address have on Fabianinkatu when your location is on the Union?
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