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Kansallisgalleria, Helsinki

#3 of 50 in Museums in Helsinki
At the grand national monument Kansallisgalleria, view international and Finnish works of art from the 18th century and beyond. This museum, opened in 1887, was named after Greek goddess Pallas Athena, who represents warfare and wisdom. Learn about Finnish art history from the likes of Albert Edelfelt, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, and other important Finnish artists. The site also houses works from famous foreign artists including Van Gogh, Rodin, and Cezanne, as well as Russian and Karelian pieces. After touring the museum, you can head to its cafe, bookshop, or reading room. Plan to visit Kansallisgalleria and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Helsinki attractions using our Helsinki travel route planning website .
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  • We visited with my friend this summer at Ateneum Art Museum where there was a magnificent exhibition fantastic. The exhibition was a versatile and interesting collection of Italian art of the years 1920 and 1930. There were also works of Finnish artists in the exhibition. The artists represented the magical realism. Many of the paintings were really interesting and mystical. There were also a large number of portraits. Unfortunately, this exhibition has already finished.
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  • Along with the stunning curated selection, the docents/guides were very knowledgeable and welcoming. I enjoyed both the classical and modern offerings, as well as the fact that so many women artists w...  more »
  • The Museum is centrally located in a square. not very big but worth a visit because it is a collection of all the most important Finnish art works suggest a visit
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