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Hameenkatu, Tampere

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Hämeenkatu is the main street of Tampere, Finland, located in the city center. The boulevard is roughly a kilometre long, and 28.5 metres (94 ft) wide (driveway and sidewalk) at its widest point.

Hämeenkatu is a boulevard, which begins from the east at the Tampere railway station, continues westward to the Hämeenpuisto park, and is covered with cobble stones for its entire length. The street also contains the Hämeensilta bridge crossing the Tammerkoski rapids with gorgeous views on both sides. The bridge that Hämeenkatu runs across Tammerkoski is decorated with four human statues, one at each corner of the bridge. Of these statues, three represent men and one represents a woman.

Eastwards from the railway station, Hämeenkatu is followed by the 700-metre (2,300 ft)-long Itsenäisyydenkatu, which then diverges into Sammonkatu and Teiskontie. In the west, Hämeenkatu continues first as Pirkankatu and then as Pispalan valtatie.

Construction of the Tampere light rail on the street started in 2017, and in connection to the work, the pedestrian walkways, trees along the street and lighting were renovated and the Hämeensilta bridge was repaired. The Tampere light rail will be finished in 2021.

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  • Starts from Tampere train station. Goes through the city center towards Pyynikki area. Many cafes, bars, shops, and other services are nearby. Not particularily nice and cozy but good, easy and...  more »
  • This street is the main street in Tampere with plenty of shops, restaurants, and cafes. At the moment, the 1-kilometer long street is constructed for the tram traffic.  more »

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