Yellow Tower in Design District

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Yellow Tower in Design District

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This is Finnish Design Museum and has varying exhibitions but also the permanent exhibition. The building itself has nothing to do with Finnish design, it was built late 19th century to be a school.
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Designmuseet
23 Högbergsgatan
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This is Finnish Design Museum and has varying exhibitions but also the permanent exhibition. The building itself has nothing to do with Finnish design, it was built late 19th century to be a school.
This was a home of a prominent business man Nikolai Sinebrychoff in 19th century. This became a museum at some point in the 20th century. Here you see how they lived but also a lot of awesome art, such as the only Rembrant painting in Finland.
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Sinebrychoffin taidemuseo
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This was a home of a prominent business man Nikolai Sinebrychoff in 19th century. This became a museum at some point in the 20th century. Here you see how they lived but also a lot of awesome art, such as the only Rembrant painting in Finland.
About 50 kilometres from Helsinki you find this lovely small town called Porvoo. A pictoresque Old Town is worth visiting, small shops, restaurants, coffee shops as well as old wooden architecture and a medieval church create a unique atmosphere.
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Borgå
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About 50 kilometres from Helsinki you find this lovely small town called Porvoo. A pictoresque Old Town is worth visiting, small shops, restaurants, coffee shops as well as old wooden architecture and a medieval church create a unique atmosphere.
A unique church which was excavated inside the rock. This was a first church in Finland where soft cushions were installed on the benches. This created a lot of stir back in the day, it was almost a sin to sit comfortably in the church.
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Temppeliaukio Church
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A unique church which was excavated inside the rock. This was a first church in Finland where soft cushions were installed on the benches. This created a lot of stir back in the day, it was almost a sin to sit comfortably in the church.
This is a small island where you can walk and swim but also visit old houses to see how Finland was a few centuries ago. Squirrels are overfed by tourists so avoid feeding them with peanuts.
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Seurasaari Open-Air Museum
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This is a small island where you can walk and swim but also visit old houses to see how Finland was a few centuries ago. Squirrels are overfed by tourists so avoid feeding them with peanuts.
This church is one of the main attractions of Helsinki. It is surrounded by buildings of neoclassical architecture. The church itself is not in its original form, it was ”redesigned” under Russian rule and not all changes have been removed. 7 apostles were not part of the original design nor the painted stars on the dome.
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Helsingfors domkyrka
29 Unionsgatan
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This church is one of the main attractions of Helsinki. It is surrounded by buildings of neoclassical architecture. The church itself is not in its original form, it was ”redesigned” under Russian rule and not all changes have been removed. 7 apostles were not part of the original design nor the painted stars on the dome.
This is the most photographed street view for Instagram in Helsinki. Very different compared to the rest of Helsinki with its small quirky houses.
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This is the most photographed street view for Instagram in Helsinki. Very different compared to the rest of Helsinki with its small quirky houses.

Ravintolatarjonta

This is the place to visit if vegetarian or vegan food is important for you. It is very close to Yellow Tower at Iso Roobertinkatu 1.
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Yes Yes Yes
1 Iso Roobertinkatu
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This is the place to visit if vegetarian or vegan food is important for you. It is very close to Yellow Tower at Iso Roobertinkatu 1.
This is super popular restaurant so book early if you want to visit here. Great menu, a lot of local hip and cool people dine here.
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Baskeri & Basso Bistro
27-29 Fabriksgatan
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This is super popular restaurant so book early if you want to visit here. Great menu, a lot of local hip and cool people dine here.
This is an old coffee shop in Helsinki and is famous for its huge cinnamon buns. Usually one is enough for two.
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Café Succès
2 Högbergsgatan
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This is an old coffee shop in Helsinki and is famous for its huge cinnamon buns. Usually one is enough for two.
Is sustainability an important value for you? Ravintola Nolla aims to produce zero waste in its operations. Book a table especially on weekends, this can be a busy place.
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Ravintola Nolla
2 Elisabetsgatan
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Is sustainability an important value for you? Ravintola Nolla aims to produce zero waste in its operations. Book a table especially on weekends, this can be a busy place.
This is almost next to Yellow Tower and is a popular sushi restaurant. On weekends they have a sushi buffet at 17 euros per person (price is subject to change).. Never been myself because sushi is not my thing but I have heard good things from my guests.
Moshi moshi restaurant
18 Iso Roobertinkatu
This is almost next to Yellow Tower and is a popular sushi restaurant. On weekends they have a sushi buffet at 17 euros per person (price is subject to change).. Never been myself because sushi is not my thing but I have heard good things from my guests.
Espresso House is a coffee shop chain and you find these in many places. One is within 50 metres of Yellow Tower. They offer salads, sandwiches and sweet pastry and the coffee menu is longish. Vegan options available too.
Espresso House Iso Roba
4 A Yrjönkatu
Espresso House is a coffee shop chain and you find these in many places. One is within 50 metres of Yellow Tower. They offer salads, sandwiches and sweet pastry and the coffee menu is longish. Vegan options available too.
Some Asian flavour on Iso Roobertinkatu can be found in NOM. It is straigth across Yellow Tower. Vegan and vegetarian options too. Simple place to visit for a quick lunch or dinner. Would not choose this if I wanted an upscale intimate dinner with my significant other.
Restaurant NOM Vietnamese Kitchen
17-19 Iso Roobertinkatu
Some Asian flavour on Iso Roobertinkatu can be found in NOM. It is straigth across Yellow Tower. Vegan and vegetarian options too. Simple place to visit for a quick lunch or dinner. Would not choose this if I wanted an upscale intimate dinner with my significant other.
Popular sushi place round the corner on Annankatu 100 meters from Yellow Tower. Never been myself so can't compare this with Moshi Moshi.
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Haru Plus Sushi
6 Annankatu
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Popular sushi place round the corner on Annankatu 100 meters from Yellow Tower. Never been myself so can't compare this with Moshi Moshi.
Very easy going pizza place in the building where Yellow Tower is. White pizzas and vegan options too. Been here myself, I like their pizzas. Some of my guests have really favoured this one.
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Daddy Greens Pizzabar Iso-Roba
26 Iso Roobertinkatu
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Very easy going pizza place in the building where Yellow Tower is. White pizzas and vegan options too. Been here myself, I like their pizzas. Some of my guests have really favoured this one.
Not sure what Lopez official style is. Perhaps a bit Mexican. Some like their tacos, I have heard good things about their tuna taco. This is not my favourite place to eat, sometimes I have popped in just to have a glass of wines. Personnel does not necessarily speak Finnish at all (or barely).
Lopez y Lopez, Punavuori
24 Iso Roobertinkatu
Not sure what Lopez official style is. Perhaps a bit Mexican. Some like their tacos, I have heard good things about their tuna taco. This is not my favourite place to eat, sometimes I have popped in just to have a glass of wines. Personnel does not necessarily speak Finnish at all (or barely).

Shopping

If you are interested in jewellery, I recommend visiting this place. They have awesome vintage jewellery, second hand watches and reasonably priced new production.
Rubens Oy
13 Korkeavuorenkatu
If you are interested in jewellery, I recommend visiting this place. They have awesome vintage jewellery, second hand watches and reasonably priced new production.
Looking for good deals? This second hand shop might be the one for you. It is 50 meters from Yellow Tower so easy to visit.
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Relove Freda
25 Fredrikinkatu
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Looking for good deals? This second hand shop might be the one for you. It is 50 meters from Yellow Tower so easy to visit.
15 minute walk from Yellow Tower or 1 tram stop with #10 to a once-iconic department store in Helsinki. It has struggled since the online shopping became a thing. They used to have a fish pond on the 5th floor but not sure if it is still there. Restaurant floor is on the 7th.
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Stockmann Helsingin keskusta
52 Aleksanterinkatu
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15 minute walk from Yellow Tower or 1 tram stop with #10 to a once-iconic department store in Helsinki. It has struggled since the online shopping became a thing. They used to have a fish pond on the 5th floor but not sure if it is still there. Restaurant floor is on the 7th.
This is opposite Cafe Success (mentioned in my list of restaurants) on Korkeavuorenkatu. Second hand stuff, vintage, antique, all kinds of things. One can easily spend an hour here wondering what kind of things Finnish are interested in. 50s-60s Finnish design chair is way more expensive than an antique chair 150 years back.
Fasaani Antiikki Helsinki
5 Korkeavuorenkatu
This is opposite Cafe Success (mentioned in my list of restaurants) on Korkeavuorenkatu. Second hand stuff, vintage, antique, all kinds of things. One can easily spend an hour here wondering what kind of things Finnish are interested in. 50s-60s Finnish design chair is way more expensive than an antique chair 150 years back.
Women's clothing, casual style. Popular among locals. This is the place where a mansion owner goes to buy her new outfit for hanging out in the garden with friends with an elegant sweater on her shoulders.
Lilly Outlet
11 Korkeavuorenkatu
Women's clothing, casual style. Popular among locals. This is the place where a mansion owner goes to buy her new outfit for hanging out in the garden with friends with an elegant sweater on her shoulders.
Interesting jewellery shop on Korkeavuorenkatu. Has a wide price range from affordable to expensive and also interesting decorative items.
Faber Art Oy
3 Korkeavuorenkatu
Interesting jewellery shop on Korkeavuorenkatu. Has a wide price range from affordable to expensive and also interesting decorative items.
Selling alcohol is still a monopoly owned by the state. So, if you want wine or gin to your tonic, this is where you need to go. Grocery stores can sell wines with low alcohol percentage but they taste awful. So put your comfy shoes on and walk 500 meters to the sea shore where you find this.
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Alko Helsinki Bulevardi
5 Hietalahdenranta
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Selling alcohol is still a monopoly owned by the state. So, if you want wine or gin to your tonic, this is where you need to go. Grocery stores can sell wines with low alcohol percentage but they taste awful. So put your comfy shoes on and walk 500 meters to the sea shore where you find this.

Airbnb experiences

This is a military fortress from the 17th-18th century and worth visiting. My old colleague from IBM organises Airbnb experience here. https://www.airbnb.fi/experiences/3753047
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Sveaborg
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This is a military fortress from the 17th-18th century and worth visiting. My old colleague from IBM organises Airbnb experience here. https://www.airbnb.fi/experiences/3753047

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