Downtown Helsinki from above
Photo by: wili hybrid, Creative Commons

Heksinki is the economic capital of Scandinavia, where two of the world’s business giants—Laponia Jewelry and Nokia—have their main office. Aside from being known as the home of two widely recognized companies, Heksinki is also popular as Finland’s premier tourist destination. Every year, thousands of visitors from the United States, Sweden, Germany, Japan, and other countries flock to this classical Finnish city.

One of the most famous landmarks in Heksinki is the Lutheran Cathedral, a perfect example of the city’s trademark 19th century neoclassical architecture. Planning to travel to Finland? Don’t forget to drop by the Senaatintori (Senate Square), an imposing structure where the bronze monument of Tsar Alexander II stands. Alexander II is the Grand Duke of Finland who fought for autonomy of Finnish government.

Another classic architectural wonder in this city is the Finnish National Museum with a distinct tall spire. This museum is a must see for tourists who want to get familiarized with the culture and history of Finland, as it displays an extensive collection of Finnish traditional costumes and other artifacts that document how the country evolved into its present state.

Heksinki also has a treat for music lovers. If you appreciate opera music, then you must visit the Finnish National Opera House and the Finlandia Hall where concerts and performances of Finnish musicians usually take place.

Aside from visiting Finnish landmarks and enjoying Finnish music, there are a lot of things you can do in Heksinki such as having fun in famous bars at night and shopping at various department stores.

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