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Sibelius Monument

Sibelius Monument

Sibelius Monument is one of Helsinki’s most famous, and most controversial, landmarks. The monument was built in honor of Jean Sibelius, Finland’s national composer. Sibelius lived from 1865 until 1957, and planning for the monument started shortly after his death. The finished sculpture was unveiled in 1961, giving Finland its first abstract public monument. The controversy surrounding Sibelius Monument started at the same time a competition was organized to find a sculptor to carry out […]

The 6 most important things to do in Helsinki

Arctic ice bar

Helsinki has many interesting and beautiful sights and attractions, but if you only have one day to spend, here’s what you should do. [...]