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The National Library of Finland, Helsinki

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  • The square which symbolizes the independence of Finland, this building bears witness to the faith in culture as a tool of freedom. Exciting Russian neoclassical, you should also visit the Interior.
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  • Located next to the Helsinki Cathederal and Senate square ( walking distance). You wont miss it if you are in the neighboourhood 
  • The National Library (formerly the Helsinki University Library) is my sanctuary in Helsinki. I first fell in love with it as a young student decades ago, virtually living there while working on my mas...  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.
  • 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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  • I feel like a ylikirjastonhoitajan. Once I looked at the satavuotisnäyttelyä of the Finnish comic strip Max and Moritz, for which the duo's memory.
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  • I advise to visit, there are beautiful and interesting
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