The Amos Rex museums exhibition programme will extend from the newest, often experimental, contemporary art to 20th-century Modernism and ancient cultures. Amos Rex aims to present captivating and ambitious art refreshingly and exuberantly. A permanent exhibition with Sigurd Frosterus's post-impressionist art collection is also on display.
Amos Rex is a meeting place for art and urban culture, consisting of new underground exhibition spaces, the old Lasipalatsi building ("glass palace") from 1936 and its Bio Rex cinema, as well as a vibrant event forum on Lasipalatsi Square, which serves as the roof of the exhibition hall. The goal of the new museum is to produce unique experiences and surprising encounters.
Oodi is Helsinki's new Central Library and a living meeting place in the city centre on the Kansalaistori Square. Oodi is a venue for events, a house of reading and a diverse urban experience. It will provide its users with knowledge, new skills and stories, and will be an easy place to access for learning, story immersion, work and relaxation. Oodi is a library of a new era, a living and functional meeting place open for all.
At the Open-Air Museum of Seurasaari the traditional Finnish way of life is displayed in the cottages, farmsteads and manors of the past four centuries that have been relocated from all around Finland. The museum consists of buildings from the different provinces of Finland. Relocated to Seurasaari Island, they give an overall view of the life in Finnish countryside from the 18th to the 20th century.
Design District Helsinki brings together creative people in the heart of Helsinki. There are almost 160 members in the Design District area, offering eg. ceramics, jewellery, Finnish fashion as well as international brands, local goods, and sustainable lifestyle products. There are also art galleries with contemporary art, photography, installations or sculptures in the area, not to mention the prestigious museums, such as Design Museum and Taidehalli/Kunsthalle Helsinki.
Find.designdistrict.fi is a new design guide to Helsinki Design District which will help you explore the design streets of Helsinki and to find a handful of curated fashion boutiques, art galleries, specialty shops and other hidden gems you might not have heard of before. Also, top quality restaurants, cafés and hotels you shouldn't miss.
Design District Helsinki is an association founded in 2005 known as an advocate for city culture and specialty shops as well as an expert in the design field.
The Old Market Hall in Helsinki has served its customers since 1889.
Merchants sell all sorts of cheese, fish, shellfish, vegetable, fruit and cakes to spices, coffee and tea. They are also more than happy to help with any special orders.
Here you can also find the smallest Alko shop for wines and beverages, as well as cafe's and restaurants.
Completed in 1868 in the Katajanokka district of Helsinki, the Uspenski Cathedral is the largest orthodox church in Western Europe. With its golden cupolas and redbrick facade, the church is one of the clearest symbols of the Russian impact on Finnish history.
The Cathedral, by Carl Ludvig Engel, rising on the northern side of the Senate Square is the stage of national and academic festive services and one of the most popular tourist sights. The church is part of Helsinki's Empire era centre and a landmark for those arriving by sea. It has become the symbol of the whole of Helsinki. Earlier called St. Nicholas Church and Great Cathedral, the current main church of the Helsinki Diocese was completed in 1852. Sculptures of the twelve apostles guard the city from the roof of the church.
Exhibitions at the Crypt (Kirkkokatu 18), in summer also a souvenir shop Cathedral Shop.