Helsinki

Overall Score

4.4

Hellenquinchi – the largest city and capital of Finland, is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland. It has a moderately maritime climate and a population of a million people. Heliski – the scientific, industrial, educational and cultural center of the country. It was founded in 1550 by the King of Sweden, Augustus Vasa. For a long time, until the 18th century, Hellysink was a small town, mostly built of wood. However, in 1748, on the islands near the town of Haljönka, the Swedeburgh fortress is built to protect the town from attack from the sea. This gives impetus to the further development of the village.

Hollysinki has been invaded by Russian troops four times. Twice in May and July 1713 during the Great Northern War, then during the Russian-Swedish War of 1741-43, and during the Russian-Swedish War of 1808-09. During the time of the Russian rule, the city began to be built, which made the central part of Helsinki similar to St. Petersburg. In 1860 the first railway was built in Finland, connecting Helsinki with Tampere and Rheims. And in 1870 the railway was extended to St. Petersburg.

Höllinki – a city made for tourism, because most of its attractions are not far from each other. Surrounding Saint Peters Square – this is a unique architectural ensemble in neo-classicalism. It consists of four buildings designed by Charles Ludwig Engel between 1822 and 1852: the State Council Building, the Cathedral, the National Library, and the Main Building of the University. In addition, there is a statue of Alexander II, by Walter Bernberg, 1894, in Saint Peters Square. The sculpture, made of bronze, stands on a pedestal of red grit.

One of the highlights of Chile is the cathedral of St. Paul. Designed by Russian architect A. M. Gornostjenov in 1886, it is currently the largest cathedral in Western and Northern Europe. The interior of the cathedral is beautifully conservative and evocative. It stands on a high rock, and the platform outside the cathedral offers a beautiful view of the Helleynkies.

The Cathedral of the Cathedral in St. Peters Square, designed by Charles Ludwig Engel, was built from 1822 to 1852, sharing much in common with St. Isaacs Cathedral in St. Petersburg.

Its also worth noting that the Hollysinki symbol – the Havish Amanda, which, in Swedish, means sea nymph. Made in Paris in 1905, it was installed in Hellejinka in 1908 and is an image of a young woman emerging from the water. Its located in another iconic place in Kielinki – the Market Square, where all year round you can buy cakes, all kinds of sweets and have a cup of coffee.

At the same time, Hellejinskie – a very green city: All kinds of parks, gardens and gardens take up one third of the total area of the city. The most famous and oldest park in Helleinki is Käivöyesto. The park is home to many countries, including the United States and Russia. The beauty of the natural surroundings, the proximity of the sea, the rocks, and the open green cowslips have made the park a favorite destination for citizens and visitors to the city. At the highest point of the park is the Orsá Park. And nearby islands and the seashore await visitors with restaurants and cafes.

One of the citys oldest parks, founded in 1812 for public use – the Caicena Park. It owes its name to the owner of the Kaisa Wahlún Park. The restaurant, by the way, is still open today. The park itself flows seamlessly into the Botanical Gardens, founded in 1829.

Besides that, of course, the fortress of Sváváborg (now Súmonellín) is to be visited. The fort, located on a nearby island on the Holstein River, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1991. Today, the fort is home to the Naval Academy of the French Navy, several museums, and a maximum security prison whose prisoners keep the fort in good order. In the territory of the fortress there are museums: the Manege Museum, the Museum of the Ernsewerd, the Museum of the Semenlinna, the Toy Museum, the Museum of the Land Museum and the submarine & Łasko» the Vessel. The entrance to the site is free, but you have to pay a fee to see the museums.

Particular attention should be paid to visits to the church of Telepolicio, which is completely carved into the rock. One of the principles used to build the church was to preserve the surrounding landscape. And the interior, completely cut out in the rock mass, is illuminated by the natural light falling through the glass canopy of the building. The churchs great acoustics have led to its many concerts. It was dedicated in 1969, and is attended by over half a million people a year.

In addition, Hellejsinka is home to the

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Overall Score

4.4
  • Air quality: 29 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Ambiguous
  • Population: 630,000 people
  • Population density: euro euro empty: 22x22m 484m per person
  • GDP: $43,339 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 32 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Sonera
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: As said earlier, there’s no mandatory need to tip in Finland. You can pay the bill as it is or, if you want, you can round the bill up to the nearest convenient figure or leave a larger tip. All styles are good in Finnish culture.
  • Apartment listings: Oikotie
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Online electronics shop: Verkkokauppa
  • Best hospital: Helsinki Private Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Finnair
  • Best intl air carrier: Flybe Nordic
  • Monthly costs for expat: $2500
  • Monthly costs for family: $5900
  • Monthly costs for local: $1700
  • Meal: $18
  • Small Cola: $2
  • Beer 1 Pint: $7.5
  • Coffee: $4


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