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Observatory Hill (Tahtitorninmaki)

uphill from Market Square | Kopernikuksentie 1, Helsinki, Finland
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Usual park, limited views

It's a pleasant grassed area with people passing through, but the views are only to the north, with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Good view of the harbour

The main piece of interest on the hill is the statue "Shipwrecked" of a family fighting for dear... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2016
Heli P
Helsinki, Finland
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uphill from Market Square | Kopernikuksentie 1, Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed yesterday

It's a pleasant grassed area with people passing through, but the views are only to the north, with the south blocked by apartments. The observatory buildings are quite attractive.

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 15 December 2016

The main piece of interest on the hill is the statue "Shipwrecked" of a family fighting for dear life on a piece of drift wood in the middle of a storm. From there you can have a good view of the harbour and boats leaving...More

Thank Heli P
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is one of the oldest and most historic parks of Helsinki. It is built, as the name suggests, on a hill – and you can enjoy some pleasant views from there. The park is green, there are some flowers and a small fountain at...More

Thank lmsk2014
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

You climb the hill to reach the observatory. So it is built at high grounds. There is a beautiful park surrounding the observatory. The high park will give you a view of part of the harbour and sea. For some reason the observatory was closed...More

Thank drjsaleh
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Nice place on the top of a hill in the nicest park in Helsinki. Next to sea and in the old Helsinki Area. Views over the sea or over the buildings are beautiful and visit to park is also a must.

Thank Armando_74a
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Big park with a very nice view of the sea. There is the observatory at the hill which is nice. If you want long walk and then sit back and relax and enjoy either the green or the sea view, this is a great place...More

Thank ZPinar
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Great park to spend a afternoon on the sum. Great for families. Highly recommended. Playground, toilets, pet area and refreshments.

Thank rickbmf
Reviewed 25 July 2015

A hill, very close to Market Square / Kauppatori and Esplanad park. Excellent place for a picnic – buy some lunch from Market Square and enjoy the excellent views. On the top is located astronomical observatory (built 1834, nowadays obsolete and not in active use)....More

1  Thank KalleHelsinki
Reviewed 15 July 2015

I visited this park on Sunday morning and the park was full of trash after wild partying on the previous night. The park itself is not located to any nice place, and it doesn't have any nice statues or water elements. I was dissappointed.

Thank syysmyrsky
Reviewed 26 March 2015

I was drawn here by an intense green laser light that was coming from the direction of the site in the evening. I tracked it down, and found the green laser coming from the site was in recognition of a particular anniversary significant to the...More

Thank Chris K
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