By Jenni Hakala

Image by Veera Lumme
An eclectic mix. That is the correct travel guide term, I think. That is the kind of crowds you’ll find at Kansalaistori. It is a great junction in the very middle of the city.

Let us imagine you only had one single afternoon (conference guests and biz people) to spend in Helsinki. Better than an Irish pub or Italian/Thai/Mexican/Nepalese restaurant, spend your afternoon people watching. You can grab a take-away of your liking nearby in a regular store.

People go to work through this area, some youngsters hang out there all day with their skateboards, MPs, Government officials and their assistants hurry by as the Parliament building is right there, as well as the Music House. Musicians going to their evening concert, art tourists from the Kiasma Museum, people on bikes – as “Baana”, the through-city bike lane ends there – and as a bonus you have a great vista to Töölönlahti and the Linnanmäki amusement park behind it on a hill (with lights on as the evening comes, it is beauuuutiful).

Maybe, if you are lucky, you’ll get to be part of a protest of some kind: More funds for early childhood education! Gay rights for adoption! Against the cuts the Government has proposed!

Rating: 5 out of 5
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Kansalaistori WiFi available | Relaxing | Free
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