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Yrjonkadun Swimming Hall

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Address: Yrjoenkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Phone Number: +358 9 31087401
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Facility offers several varieties of sauna and a splendid art deco pool.

Facility offers several varieties of sauna and a splendid art deco pool.

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A must swim!

The Yrjönkadun Swimming hall is a must for everyone who enjoys swimming, going to the sauna and exotic experiences! It's a beautiful place built in the 1920s. The changing rooms... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
MikkaPikka
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Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Yrjönkadun Swimming hall is a must for everyone who enjoys swimming, going to the sauna and exotic experiences! It's a beautiful place built in the 1920s. The changing rooms are around the pool and quite open, so it is single-sex only with separate days for men and women, and you can either use a bathing suite or swim nude.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Locals we talked to about swimming and sauna (locally pronounced as sour-na) all recommended we go to the newish open air sea pool but it was snowing and we're wimps. We came here instead. The pool is lovely and starts off at 0.9m at the shallow end and is over 3m at the other end. We went on Sunday morning... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Swimming nude in a masterpiece of architectural design isn't something many of us ever consider, but it is a weekly activity for many people in Helsinki, who come to visit Yrjönkadun Uimahalli on alternate days (men on tuesdays, thursdays and saturdays). The upper floor is a tad more expensive, but you get your own berth and access to the services... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I like this place, it's a good swimming hall, mostly because of the atmosphere. Have learned to appreciate the fact that there are not lot of children here, tranquility. Would recommend visit during early mornings, before lunch time and early afternoon, after 4pm the place gets crowded and the tranquility disappears. There's also difference with the guest/users, during mornings and... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Wanna try Finnish sauna? There are three different kind of saunas in this very beautiful old swimming hall: a basic Finnish sauna (electric), an old fashioned one heated with wood, and a steam bath, too. There's only one pool but the decoration is beautiful. Closets is the 1st floor are cheaper, but it's worthfile to rent a little bit more... More 

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Haacht, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

It is beautiful historic swimming hall and well maintained. Pool and sauna were spotless clean. And it had what I call a Finnish atmosphere, pleasant and relaxed. Most bathers swam in the nude, so I did the same. I paid 5,50 € for 2 hours on the 1st floor (the 2nd floor was closed). In this price is included the... More 

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Thank Globetrotter045
Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Yrjönkatu swimming hall is Finlands oldest (1928) public swimming hall. It's been nominated one of the most beautiful swimming halls in the world by BBC. The hall is opened for either women or men (check the schedule before you go), and this was traditionally a hall where you wore no swimsuit for hygienic reasons. Nowadays you are allowed to were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

There's no doubt that this place was truly authentic. While the facilities themselves may be outdone by your typical American facilities, the history of this place is amazing. Clientele were mostly older locals who treated it much like a country club. Grab a 2nd floor cabin and take a seat at the table outside of your stall to order a... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is the first public swimming hall in Finland, it was opened in 1928. Take a "loosh" from upstairs. Try all of the different Saunas (I think they have 3-4 different ones), cool of in the pool and have something to eat from the classic menu upstairs. Finish of with "Jallusima", a local speciality that is only served 365d a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

All my previous experiences of lap swimming involved wearing swimwear. I went earlier in a morning so it was not too busy, which is handy as that little bit of extra space helps adjust to the situation. The architecture is interesting and the sauna provides a nice break from the pool.

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