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The Esplanadi Park, Helsinki

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Enjoy green space in the heart of the city at The Esplanadi Park, a historical park and walking area originally opened in 1812. The park is known for hosting a number of outdoor events, including the Marimekko Fashion Show and Jazz-Espa concert series. You'll find plenty of high-end shops, restaurants, and bars lining nearby streets. The Esplanadi Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Helsinki Edition.
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  • Beautiful playground, small but very nice and well kept. Although I was not long for the cold, I guess that in summer is good place to sit to chat or simply to relax and read.
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  • A very nice park in the heart of Helsinki. Some commotion even in the evening in the early autumn. A lot of people taking a walk and there are several restaurants and bars close by. Nice for an evenin...  more »
  • The park is located in the middle of downtown Helsinki and a must see if you there. It is surrounded by stores, restaurants and coffee houses and even a Starbucks that is located on the corner near th...  more »
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  • Please like my review if helpful 👍 This park is a really nice place to sit and relax and possibly do some people watching during a hard day's sightseeing in Helsinki. Close to all the hustle and bustle of a busy city centre. A welcome green haven. Enjoy an ice-cream on a warm sunny day.
  • I wanted to visit this park when I was planning for attractions to visit. This wasn't a priority for me but I stumbled upon this area when I was walking randomly near Senate Square and discovered it. It was very beautiful with the Christmas lights, streets with old buildings on both sides and light snow. Come here to take a look if you have time or if the weather is good, grab a takeaway lunch and eat here. It felt nice and peaceful just walking through the park.
  • A charming and historic park in Helsinki. You can walk from one end to the other in 10 mins, though take your time to enjoy the many statues, plants and even the vendors selling juice, ice cream and other things. If you are lucky, you can catch a musical act playing or a bubble blower who'll delight your children.
  • I visited here in March 2018 with my family. This is a nice park with streets on either side lined with coffee shops and stores. There are some benches along the way if you wanted to sit in rest. There are some nice statues and landscaping. Although it was still quite cold so we couldn't enjoy much greenery, the park was very nice.
  • A chill park to have a beer on the lawn or enjoy some of the bars/cafes nearby. You'll probably get the most out of it if you check beforehand for any events going on, especially in the summer when there are a lot of food-related things going on
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