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Katajanokka

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Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
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Address: Helsinki, Finland
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Quiet neighbourhood full of charming Jugend/Art Nouveau architecture. An absolute delight to explore. Very small area so only an hour or so needed. Just beautiful.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Kopenhagen
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in the hotel in March 2017 for 1 night on a business trip. The room was nice but the hotel is nothing special. Breakfast is only average. I don't recommend.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quiet neighbourhood full of charming Jugend/Art Nouveau architecture. An absolute delight to explore. Very small area so only an hour or so needed. Just beautiful.

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The past of this small island connected with three short bridges was dominated by the Navy, harbour and prison. Most of the old buildings were luckily restored and converted for modern purposes. At the last stop of tramline 4 are the yellow empire palaces of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which were built in 1836 for the Navy according to... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

For the people who come with cruising ships (specially in the summer) should take a little walk around this famous small cape of Katajanokka. It has a lively history with lots of seamen, docks, warehouses, customs and of course the famous prison. The prison is nowadays a hotel where you can spend your nigths (and days in former cells. InKatajanokka... More 

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Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Katajanokka is a part of Helsinki centre that is actually a tiny island and you reach it by whatever means through two pretty narrow bridges. Being directly next to sea, it is often windy and cold. Big ships land and leave here to Sweden, Tallinn etc. There are some very good restaurants on Katajanokka, and the latest invention is a... More 

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Iisalmi, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

A historical neighborhood in Helsinki with its own atmosphere. Take a few hours to walk Katajanokka around, in the harbor, summertime, sip a drink.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you visit Helsinki and look for an interesting residential area downtown, do invest an hour in walking around the Katajanokka - Skatudden. Originally a cape it is now separated from the city by a narrow canal. The "old part" consists of residential buildings from around 1890 to 1920 with the Art Noveu, or Jugend, as the predominant style. This... More 

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Haacht, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This island is only seperated from Kauppatori by a narrow canal, but it is a much quieter neighbourhood. I especially liked the north side where you have a lovely view over the water. In the summertime, the impressive ice-breakers are docked here too. As I am a fan of Art nouveau, I made also a tour around Kauppiaan street which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

My hotel was located on Katajanokka, so I went on to explore the island a bit further. One day I walked around the island, passing the Viking Line ferry terminal, to discover the Finnish ice breaker fleet moored on the north coast of the island, just opposite the neoclassical buildings of the marine academy. There are a lot of art... More 

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Barton upon Humber, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

With lovely views over the see, this is a great place for a coffee whilst wandering around the City waterfront. Reasonable price and the assistant was very polite and friendly

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