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Kaivopuisto, Helsinki

4.5
#4 of 33 in Parks in Helsinki
One of the oldest parks in the city, Kaivopuisto features hiking trails and vast green lawns, as well as recreational complexes and cafes. Stretching across 45 hectares (111 acres), the park sits between the urban zone and the open sea. As you walk along its numerous paths, you'll encounter art in unexpected places. Some trees contain extremely detailed carved faces, while colorful wooden birds adorn tall poles. As you pause to sit on one of the numerous benches here, notice that each has poem engraved into the surface. A visit to Kaivopuisto represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Helsinki road trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Just few words: a paradise where i'd would love to live!!!! A peaceful oasis in the city (shich is in itself not that much cahotical considering it's a capital city). Pleasant atmosphere and lot for g...  more »
  • Every morning I try to get out and have my 10km. Running by the sea, near the park and seeing nice views is what I call recharging your energy!  more »
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  • Beautiful open park by the sea. You can fly a kite or play ball, have a picnic with friends and family. If You feel lika a cup of coffee, Cafe Ursula by the sea is the place to go.
  • Helsinki has a beautiful walking path on the waterfront and one can walk from the city centre to Kaivopuisto. It may take around 30 minutes, depending on normal walking speeds. You can also hop on a tram from the city centre. Kaivopuisto is a popular location for many events, group activities and becomes a major hub for May 1st Vappu day celebrations. You may grab a coffee or more at Cafe Ursula near the waterfront and if lucky, you may find a chair closer to the water. This also seems to become a meeting place for few interesting bikers during some evenings. The park itself has good space for activities or multiple benches to relax. Keep walking on and you'll get see many old and new boats moored, cafe Carusel with multiple food options, one of the best ice cream places outside near the cafe (open during summer), a mini golf place, a small beach with options to take a dip in the water....Looks like a new set of stores were coming up further down. This is a great to location to stroll around and spend a leisurely afternoon or evening. The overall colors and contrasts are beautiful, especially during autumn.
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