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Czarina's Stone

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Address: Kauppatori, Helsinki 00170, Finland

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The obelisk itself is not particularly note worthy. In fact if you were unaware of it you could miss if. However, it is the oldest of its kind in Helsinki and built in honor of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 November 2015
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

The obelisk itself is not particularly note worthy. In fact if you were unaware of it you could miss if. However, it is the oldest of its kind in Helsinki and built in honor of Tsar Nicholas I's wife, Alexandra Feodorovna. If you walk by it is worth the minute or two read the dedication.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

The Czarina stone is just an obelisk with a golden statue of a two headed beard. It stands in the market square. However, I am still wondering about its history as there was nothing indicating why it took its name.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

It's on the market square in the front of the city hall. It's a kind of obelisk with two headed golden bird on the top of it

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Located in the middle of the harbour square, this monument to czar Nicholas's wife is a focal point. However if there is a market on it is difficult to locate with stalls, lorries and the like around. Be persistent, keep looking!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

A central spot in Helsinki. For me it was the place where to come back from every single tour of the city! Central and nice, a perfect welcome to the city!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

This was erected in 1835 apparently, in honour of the Czar Nicholas the First's wife. It is an obelisk topped by a globe with a double headed Russian eagle on top of it. The Finnish lion appears on the eagle's breast because Finland was at the time a Grand Duchy of Russia. The monument was partially destroyed in 1917 during... More 

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