Helsinki City Breaks
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The south Scandinavian city and Finnish capital of Helsinki is an exciting, dynamic harbour town with beautiful bays, waterways and islands that rival its distant neighbour, Venice. At the core of the city is the magnificent harbour which sees some of the world's largest cruise ships pass through its waters.
Upenski CathedralPerched on the Katajanokka Pensinsula overlooking the city, this Russian Orthodox church is the largest in Western Europe. Built in 1862-68, it features 13 onion domes and a rich display of icons and impressive Orthodox decorations.
Finland National MuseumA fascinating museum docu- menting Finnish history from prehistoric ages to the present day. Built in a traditional Nordic style, the museum houses collections of coins, weapons and archaelogical finds.
Temppeliaukio ChurchAn unusual Lutheran church built in the 1960's inside a huge block of granite, giving it the name of the Rock Church. Built entirely underground, it has a ceiling constructed of copper wire and its glazed dome bathes it in natural light.
Korkeasaari ZooKorkesaari is the largest zoo in Finland, housing over 200 different species of animal and around a thousand plant species. Visitors can travel there by steam boat and highlights at the zoo include the famous, and rapidly dwindling snow leopards.
Lutheran CathedralAn iconic neoclassical church located in Senate Square. The cathedral's impressive green dome dominates the city sky and inside you will find beautiful sculptures and paintings whilst outside you will find zinc statues adorning the roof.
Suomenlinna FortressBuilt across six islands, this maritime fortress is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site at the entrance to Helsinki harbour. A fascinating example of military architecture, Suomenlinna attracts thousands of visitors every year.