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Address: Kauppatori, Helsinki 00170, Finland
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A tribute to feminine beauty

The Havis Amanda ("Beloved my the sea") statue is right next to the Helsinki Market Square. The history of the statue dates back to the times when the prominent Finnish artists... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Havis Amanda ("Beloved my the sea") statue is right next to the Helsinki Market Square. The history of the statue dates back to the times when the prominent Finnish artists used to spend long evenings at restaurant Kämp (in Northen Esplanade) in the early 1900's. The statue still has an important mission as the centre of the first of... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beautiful statue by Ville Walgren satnds at the fountain. You will see that when visiting the Main Market Square. Wintertime no water.

Thank heikkih722
Evanston, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You won't miss this statue especially if you are in Market square , or, in front of city Hall of Helsinki. Sculptured in 1906 in Paris but was present at this location in 1908.

Thank kiltmaker2
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

It is an interesting statue close to the waterfront and Esplandi, the market area. It is a bronze depicting a mermaid emerging from the water with four fish at her feet. It was established in 1908 and has become popular with students at graduation. This is the best part of Helsinki with its fancy and expensive shops and cafes.

Thank Oldjack
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I was told that all Finnish people would come here on a few special occasions e.g. on your graduation. The most incredible of all is to swim naked in this foundation on the victory of the ice hockey team, why?

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Florence, Montana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a very nice fountain. Unfortuately it was running in October. So plan to visit it in the summer months.

Thank Roger S
Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is a beautiful statue and fountain near the waterfront. This mermaid was sculpted by a famous French sculptor and she is depicted with feet like a human woman. Not well accepted at first she is now recognized as the most beautiful piece of sculpture in Helsinki. She is depicted commanding 4 fish spouting water at her feet with sea... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Nice place to visit. Close to Suomenlina ferry, market square and Esplanada. In summer there are street musicians.

Thank Roxana S
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Havis Amanda is naked woman statue. It is located next to the market square so you can walk and see the statue.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Students visit this sculpture and celebrate it each year. In between, it stands near Market Square with water fountain in action.

Thank mjrg59

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