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Observatory Hill (Tahtitorninmaki)

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Views over the Cruise ship docks and also towards Senate Square. Nice spot and immaculately tidy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Albywon
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
SUPERB- informative and interesting

We had a private tour of the observatory with out wonderful guide Paula. Our family include 3... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2018
BryanLuna
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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Views over the Cruise ship docks and also towards Senate Square. Nice spot and immaculately tidy. Good spot for a picnic.

Thank Albywon
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

We had a private tour of the observatory with out wonderful guide Paula. Our family include 3 children: ages 8 and 5 year old twins. Paula was incredible. She made the visit SO exciting that it’s been a highlight of our trip to Helsinki so...More

Thank BryanLuna
Reviewed October 25, 2017

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 October 14, 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 May 22, 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 December 15, 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 August 16, 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 July 26, 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 June 29, 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 May 13, 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

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