Monday, December 16, 2013

Things to do in Helsinki, Finland. Historic Centre Walk

By Hans Hillewaert (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Founded in 1550, the "Daughter of the Baltic", Helsinki has been the Finnish capital since 1812, when it was rebuilt by the tsars of Russia along the lines of a miniature St. Petersburg, a role it has played in many a Cold War movie. Today, Helsinki pulls off the trick of being something of an international metropolis while still retaining a small-town feel.

Offline version of this walk for your iPhone you can get via PinMyWAY app.