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Observatory Hill (Tahtitorninmaki)

uphill from Market Square | Kopernikuksentie 1, Helsinki, Finland
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Sylvan in the city

Only a short distance from Market Square, there are pleasant paths around the hill. The fine... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
permia
,
Ireland
Beautiful park with views of the harbour

The Observatory Hill, or Tähtitorninvuori park is a beautiful park near the Market Square and the... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
JanR_Helsinki
,
Helsinki, Finland
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uphill from Market Square | Kopernikuksentie 1, Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only a short distance from Market Square, there are pleasant paths around the hill. The fine observatory, which gave the place its name, is an fine building and well worth a visit. From the hill we had grand vistas over the harbour and sea and...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The Observatory Hill, or Tähtitorninvuori park is a beautiful park near the Market Square and the Esplanadi and Kaivopuisto Parks. There are hilly lawns and trees, some attracive flower beds at the summit and an artsy fountain on the southeen side. The summit is adorned...More

Thank JanR_Helsinki
Reviewed 22 May 2017

It's a pleasant grassed area with people passing through, but the views are only to the north, with the south blocked by apartments. The observatory buildings are quite attractive.

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 15 December 2016

The main piece of interest on the hill is the statue "Shipwrecked" of a family fighting for dear life on a piece of drift wood in the middle of a storm. From there you can have a good view of the harbour and boats leaving...More

Thank Heli P
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is one of the oldest and most historic parks of Helsinki. It is built, as the name suggests, on a hill – and you can enjoy some pleasant views from there. The park is green, there are some flowers and a small fountain at...More

Thank lmsk2014
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

You climb the hill to reach the observatory. So it is built at high grounds. There is a beautiful park surrounding the observatory. The high park will give you a view of part of the harbour and sea. For some reason the observatory was closed...More

Thank drjsaleh
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Nice place on the top of a hill in the nicest park in Helsinki. Next to sea and in the old Helsinki Area. Views over the sea or over the buildings are beautiful and visit to park is also a must.

Thank Armando_74a
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Big park with a very nice view of the sea. There is the observatory at the hill which is nice. If you want long walk and then sit back and relax and enjoy either the green or the sea view, this is a great place...More

Thank ZPinar
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Great park to spend a afternoon on the sum. Great for families. Highly recommended. Playground, toilets, pet area and refreshments.

Thank rickbmf
Reviewed 25 July 2015

A hill, very close to Market Square / Kauppatori and Esplanad park. Excellent place for a picnic – buy some lunch from Market Square and enjoy the excellent views. On the top is located astronomical observatory (built 1834, nowadays obsolete and not in active use)....More

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