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Address: Fabianinkatu 35, Helsinki 00170, Finland
Phone Number: +358 29 4123196
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Beautiful Architecture

Pop by this library after visiting the Cathedral. The interior deco are great. Beautiful painted ceilings are worth a look. You have to put your coats and bags in a locker.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
sllim2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pop by this library after visiting the Cathedral. The interior deco are great. Beautiful painted ceilings are worth a look. You have to put your coats and bags in a locker.

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Helsinki
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A beautiful place in the middle of the city to quiet down for a moment, have a cup of coffee and admire the excellent renovation craftsmanship of this old building.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

When you enter there, it is just an ordinary library. But later when you can touch all books, read them and ask nobody for permission - you feel like no limits for knowledge and you can not stop walking through and getting know with new and new books. The style is perfect. Either you are a scientist or just a... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Stunning is the right word to describe this National treasure of Finland. Though i went to visit the landmark of Helisinki , Helisinki cathedral this visit to library made me understand more about the architecture grandeur and culture of Finland. The wonder cup board which is in display is a great innovative idea. I really enjoyed every part of this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We popped in here to look at the architecture and interior decoration as suggested by our guide book ( The Library is adjacent to the Cathedral ) .You will not be disappointed . It is a working library so you will need to put your coats and bags in a locker , but apart from that you are free to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is just the most exquisitely beautiful gem opposite the Cathedral. It has the most amazing dome to let light into the 4 storey building. The frescos and detail of architecture are wonderful and worth taking your time to visit to just marvel in the craftsmanship. Also in the basement is a very reasonably priced cafe with lots of choice... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Impressive building right near the main square. Don't make libraries like this anymore. I don't speak/read Finnish so more of a curiosity than anything.

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Thank I_Roam_AB
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The National Library of Finland with its stunning cuppola and gorgeous architechture is worth a visit even for those who are not bibliophiles. It is a work of art and should be listed among the top attractions in Helsinki.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I don't know about the contents, but the building is a beautiful example of architecture. It's restored very well and looks great.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Ignore the rating but some advice - check the opening times on the website, Trip Advisor has out dated information so it was closed when we arrived.

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