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Great for architecture & design lovers

Stopped by the Aalto house during a business trip to Helsinki and I'm glad I did. Great visit for... read more

Reviewed December 17, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
A special visit to the private space

On a rainy day, we visited the Aalto House after coming from the Studio. Do it in this order I... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Nuremberg, Germany
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The home of famous Alvar Altotel +358 (0)9 481 350 riihitie@alvaraalto.fi Alvar Aalto 1936
Riihitie 20, Helsinki 00330, Finland
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

Stopped by the Aalto house during a business trip to Helsinki and I'm glad I did. Great visit for anyone interested in design or architecture. The house and studio tours were well facilitated with enough depth to be interesting without it being overwhelming. Quintessential Finnish...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

On a rainy day, we visited the Aalto House after coming from the Studio. Do it in this order I think is a nice choice. It is nice to hear the stories and see where Alto lived and find some pieces of other artists of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I am an admirer of the architect Alvaro Siza and of the naturalism in the construction of Alvar Aalto, who, among others, influenced Siza (Pritzker Architecture Prize 1992). The connection between architecture and nature in construction was one of Alvaro Siza's references. Aalto's house in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

As a fan of Alvar Aalto, I had high expectations for the Aalto house. I was not disappointed. There is plenty of his work to be seen and the house is very well preserved. I particularly appreciated that you could enter the rooms and get...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Civil_War_Tourist
Reviewed July 29, 2018

I made reservations well in advance as I wanted to make sure to get the time and date that fit with our schedule. They run the tours pretty tight so no need to show up early and you cannot linger afterwards but the tour takes...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank AprilinCali
Reviewed July 29, 2018

We wanted to see this house, but missed the opportunity of going on a Monday when closed. Don't make the same mistake as we did.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

We were plenty of expectations before visiting the Aalto House. And we were fully rewarded. We got a guided tour through the house and learned so much about Alto’s habits and the way he started with is activity. The house is plenty of personal objects...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

So worth visiting! Our guide was excellent - provided great information. The house is in great condition with original furniture, fittings and artwork. I love the fact that they give you 30 minutes to explore and take photos on your own. Very easy to get...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank BryanW714
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We visited the house yesterday as part of our combination ticket of studio tour (see my other review) at 11:30 am and Aalto house tour at 1pm. We had booked our tickets online a few weeks ahead and our tour was fully booked. We got...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Koukat
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Can you believe it, it was hot in Helsinki on our tour. And this house was not designed for the heat. Slow, meandering dialogue from the guide added to the hypnotic effect of the experience. House and furniture fascinating, but the whole experience was not...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Nancy W
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