Helsinki City Hall (Kaupungintalo), Helsinki

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Government Building · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Housed in a former hotel from 1833, Helsinki City Hall (Kaupungintalo) represents a modern blend of classical elements, contemporary interior spaces, and glass facades. Today the building houses the mayor's office and city council meeting facilities, and it hosts concerts and movie screenings. Visit the building to see its changing art exhibits. At the information center you can pick up maps and brochures to help you determine where to go next. The site offers a coat check, so leave your wraps before wandering through the building. To visit Helsinki City Hall (Kaupungintalo) on your trip to Helsinki, use our Helsinki trip app.
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  • City Hall is one of the Helsinki places that you cannot avoid to see while visting the city. It is part of the Kauppatori ecosystem. We walked by several times. Building is elegant, but notjhing...  more »
  • Very convenient place to use the restrooms and sit on the comfortable couches to do free wifi. Some interesting displays to look through also. This was part of the "Helsinki Walk" tour in Rick Steves....  more »
  • The best public restroom I've ever seen. I'm not kidding. And the building is really nice, with interesting exhibitions (Finnish film when I was there).
  • I was there in connection with a scientific conference where the city often holds a reception. The mayor's address was appropriate wrt. both content and duration. The food was nice and they served red and white wine in addition to some non-alcoholic option. The building itself was nice and the artwork interesting.

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