Art Nouveau on the Helsinki Peninsula Katajanokka

Do something good for your health, have a walk in the fresh air and feed your hungry cameras with architecture motifs! Helsinki is full of Art Nouveau architecture. Okay, you have to keep your eyes open. But probably the collection with the highest density of this very appealing style of architecture can be found on the peninsula Katajanokka.

This neighborhood is situated in the south-east of the city centre next to the market square Kauppatori. Actually, you can’t miss it as you will always pass the red bricked Uspenski Cathedral when entering the peninsula. By the way, his Russian-orthodox church is also worth a visit.

Especially in the western part of the peninsula there are a lot of residential houses with Art Nouveau facades. Their details work as interesting and photogenic motifs.

Tram numbers 4 and 4T will bring you to Katajanokka although it’s no problem to walk. And if you have some spare money you can also stay in the neighborhood and sleep in a multiple-star hotel which is housed in a former prison. There is also a nice hostel on the peninsula for those of you with only small money.

At the beginning of my 4-months-stay in Helsinki I stayed at the hostel and during these days I resolved to make a walk and take photos. Finally, I made it two days before I left Finland. So, this place is one of the first and one of the last impressions I got from Helsinki. Helsinki, I miss you!

written by annegreat on 2010-07-13 #places #winter #walking #blue-sky #finland #helsinki #sight-seeing #art-nouveau #location #architecture #x-pro #lca #katajanokka

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