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President's Palace (Presidentinlinna)

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Pohjoisesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00170, Finland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Presidential Palace is right across from the Open Air Market by the harbor. We looked at the soldiers guarding it. We didn’t see any signs suggesting we could look inside.

Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed September 11, 2018

The President's Palace is a nice beautiful palace at he heart of the port - rather good for taking some pictures!

Thank George A
Reviewed August 7, 2018

As an exterior look for a palace.... it's okay and so so (nothing like other Baltic palaces). However, did not go inside so can't fully say.

Thank Promart1
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Could only see from a distance due to the visit of Trump and Putin, a shame as it looks a fine Palace and I'm sure it would be a good visit. Hopefully I can go next time I'm in Helsinki.

Thank Howlo
Reviewed June 27, 2018

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.

Thank browncondo2102
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
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

Thank ArghyaKolkata
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
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

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