Kruununhaka Walk, Helsinki

Visiting Kruununhaka is like going on a fantastic trip back to the past. The captivating neighborhood is situated in Helsinki’s historical center, in the oldest part of the city. Many of the buildings date back to the late 18th and early 19th centuries. They are in a good state of preservation and were built by some of the best architects and designers of their day. The area got its name from the harbor garden where the king used to graze his horses. While you are here, make a point of stopping by Sederholm House, the oldest house in Helsinki. The two-story stone building in Senate Square was constructed in 1757 and was once the house of an exceedingly rich merchant. It was also one of the plushest Helsinki homes of its time, and today is a museum offering fascinating insights into aspects of the city’s past. As you tour the area, note the many fabulous staircases. They hail from separate eras and feature a number of different styles, including Jugend, Classical and Neo-Renaissance.In keeping with the historical vibe, the neighborhood also draws visitors to its collection of funky vintage shops. Kruununhaka also has its very own island, called Tervasaari. It is connected to the mainland via a short road.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Kruununhaka Walk Map

Guide Name: Kruununhaka Walk
Guide Location: Finland » Helsinki
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Author: naomi

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