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Ullanlinna, Helsinki

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Ullanlinna is a city district of Helsinki, in Finland. The name Ullanlinna refers to the fortification line that was built at the southern edge of the area during the 18th century, as part of the town fortifications, which also included the fortress of Suomenlinna. The name Ulla refers to the Swedish Queen Ulrika Eleonora . During the 19th century the area was dominated by summer pavilions owned by the wealthy Helsinki middle-classes. The appearance of the area changed gradually at the end of the 19th century as the wooden houses were replaced with much higher stone buildings, designed in the prevailing Jugendstil architectural style synonymous with National Romanticism.The central part of Ullanlinna is marked by the Tähtitorninpuisto park, at the centre of which is the former observatory, designed by Carl Ludvig Engel in 1825 in the Neoclassical style of architecture. Other notable buildings in the district are the Design Museum and the Museum of Finnish Architecture.
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  • The Cathedral of St Henry is a marvellous Catholic place of worship, just one of a number of fine such in the area. A further outstanding one is St John's Church that has a grand setting. It seats ove...  more »
  • Ullanlinna in the southern part of central Helsinki is one of the most beautiful districts for a pleasant stroll. You can opt for the residential streets or the seaside promenade with the Kaivopuisto ...  more »
  • Pretty and peaceful Park just next to the city centre. The sea in several directions, we were having a picnic and näkyymä of the city. Really quiet and well taken care of puisyo, where you can spend some time and watch the scenery and chat with, etc.
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