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The National Library of Finland

Fabianinkatu 35, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 29 4123196
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Fabianinkatu 35, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 29 4123196
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What an amazing place! Huge, enormous building. It has a lot of levels inside, although it doesn't look like that from the outside. There is one beautiful room, great design and then you go to the library itself.

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The library's main building faces the Senate Square. The main building is of the Early Empire style and was built in 1840-1845. It features a gorgeous rotunda completed in 1906. The library is a "hidden gem" on the square but easy to find and access.

Thank waterandmore
Reviewed 17 June 2017

A library can never be a tourist attraction unless it’s the largest in the world or carries significance amount of history as part of its existence. I happened to stay very close the Library and hence decided to give it a go not as a...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The national library of Finland is amazing! It is just a beautiful piece of architecture inside out and also holds a ton of books of many languages. Stepping into the library is like stepping into a book heaven. The dome and the two three-level reading...More

Thank Rachelle W
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The recently renovated National Library was part of architect C.L. Engels' original plan for the center of Helsinki in the Empire style of 1845. It has been enlarged many times and even the airy and elegant Rotunda is an addition from 1906. The three story...More

Thank Heli P
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Well its a beautiful building, and easy to get to, we did a tour and got there that way. it is worth a visit.

Thank Fidelma66
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I wandered in here on a recent visit and enjoyed seeing the beautiful interiors throughout the building. Not much to it, but worth taking a break from walking the city and seeing inside! I recommend it!

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The Library is a nice 19th century building located just beside the Helsinki Cathedral it is very nice inside (specially the lobby) and quiet. You can go up the stairs to visit the different section. I would highly recommend this visit to anyone visiting Helsinki....More

Thank Xavier R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Anyone can browse in this library but you are required to remove your coat and hang it in an open coat room. The center room is beautiful.

Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Built in the middle of the 19th century, it was very modern at the time- airy, with many levels and spaces for the books and architectural details to delight the eye. Corinthian columns, trompe l'oeil paintings, meeting halls, etc. Nowadays, it is still a lovely...More

Thank Zenaidasworld
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