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The National Library of Finland

Fabianinkatu 35, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 29 4123196
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Fabianinkatu 35, Helsinki 00170, Finland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I wandered in here on a recent visit and enjoyed seeing the beautiful interiors throughout the building. Not much to it, but worth taking a break from walking the city and seeing inside! I recommend it!

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Library is a nice 19th century building located just beside the Helsinki Cathedral it is very nice inside (specially the lobby) and quiet. You can go up the stairs to visit the different section. I would highly recommend this visit to anyone visiting Helsinki....More

Thank Xavier R
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Anyone can browse in this library but you are required to remove your coat and hang it in an open coat room. The center room is beautiful.

Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Built in the middle of the 19th century, it was very modern at the time- airy, with many levels and spaces for the books and architectural details to delight the eye. Corinthian columns, trompe l'oeil paintings, meeting halls, etc. Nowadays, it is still a lovely...More

Thank Zenaidasworld
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Located next to the Helsinki Cathederal and Senate square ( walking distance). You wont miss it if you are in the neighboourhood

Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The National Library (formerly the Helsinki University Library) is my sanctuary in Helsinki. I first fell in love with it as a young student decades ago, virtually living there while working on my master’s theses. I still love to go there even though I no...More

Thank Paula_Trav
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

just a quick free thing to do when you're in the area. makes you feel like Belle from beauty and the beast :)

Thank Riss R
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Pop by this library after visiting the Cathedral. The interior deco are great. Beautiful painted ceilings are worth a look. You have to put your coats and bags in a locker.

Thank sllim2015
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A beautiful place in the middle of the city to quiet down for a moment, have a cup of coffee and admire the excellent renovation craftsmanship of this old building.

1  Thank 938tiinaa
Reviewed 12 October 2016

When you enter there, it is just an ordinary library. But later when you can touch all books, read them and ask nobody for permission - you feel like no limits for knowledge and you can not stop walking through and getting know with new...More

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