Havis Amanda is a fountain and a statue in Helsinki, Finland by the sculptor Ville Vallgren (1855–1940). The work was modelled in 1906 in Paris, and erected at its present location at the Market Square in Kaartinkaupunki in 1908. Today it is recognized as one of the most important and beloved pieces of art in Helsinki.Use our Helsinki tour itinerary planner to visit Havis Amanda on your trip to Helsinki, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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If you go to the Market Square, this should not be missed! It is at one end of Esplanade Park. Interesting history: made in Paris, and installed in 1908. This rather voluptuous nude was too sexy... more »
Havis Amanda was made by Ville Vallgren and is cast in bronze. The sculpture is of a mermaid standing on seaweedand is surrounded by four sea lions. When the statue was unveiled in 1908 it was... more »
Havis Amanda statue is in the heart of Helsinki. The statue is next to the Esplanadi Park and the Market Place. A great spot to visit if you don't have much time to see Helsinki but want to feel the local spirit, and have a cup of coffee or salmon soup at the market place.
The statue is nice and there are some dolphins spraying water at the base. I think it's used more as a meeting point/place of reference. The trams and Hop On/Off bus stop here as does the vintage tram.
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