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President's Palace (Presidentinlinna)

Pohjoisesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 9 22881222
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Pohjoisesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00170, Finland
Vironniemi
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+358 9 22881222
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"official residence"
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"market square"
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"city centre"
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"stately"
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"grandeur"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was originally built in the 1800's as a Merchant's House. It was to grandeur to be that so it was purchased to be the Governor's Mansion. Then Nicholas I decided it should be the Presidential Palace. Great for photo ops.

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Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a fairly large building which is used as the official residence of the President. It is located opposite the market place and is an important functional building. It is large but of simple Finnish design. When you visit the Esplanadi and the market...More

Thank kc j
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

Regularly used by Finland's president, the Presidential Palace (Presidentinlinna) is a major landmark in central Helsinki and is hard to miss. Standing alongside the Market Square, the Presidentinlinna was built in 1818 and just 20 years later became owned by the state. Many grand state...More

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Reviewed November 24, 2017

No unnecessary ornamentation here. This is a functional building designed for a purpose rather than as an ostentatious structure to boast of power and wealth. It's an attractive building especially if you're lucky enough to be there when the sun is shining on it. Easily...More

Thank KGB777
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

Among those functions has been the historical use of parts as a residence for the President, while in town. For more than 20+ years that use has ceased, although there are private reception rooms used on special occasions. Other governmental functions now occupy the building.

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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Constructed in the second decade of the 1800s as a merchant's grand residence, after 1919 and with a new constitution, it was decided that here was the most stately palace for the President. With a few breaks, when for a variety of reasons the incumbent...More

Thank permia
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Fitting the image of Finland, the president house is definitely low key. In fact, the neighboring Swedish embassy, designed to recall the royal palace in Stockholm is much more stately. If you want a picture of a guard, their compound is just to the east...More

Thank Guillaume R
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Reviewed August 21, 2017

The Presidential Palace in Helsinki (Finnish: Presidentinlinna) is one of the official residences in Helsinki of the President of the Republic of Finland. It is situated on the north side of Esplanadi, overlooking Market Square. At the beginning of the 19th century, a salt storehouse...More

Thank leffex
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

The Presidential Palace in Helsinki is one of the official residences in Helsinki of the President of the Republic of Finland. It is situated on the north side of Esplanadi, overlooking Market Square. I witnessed the same when I was touring the city in the...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2017

You can see it, while visiting market square. It is very simple in a structure, same as it is very simply decorated inside. Nothing special to see inside.

1  Thank haanahh
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