In summer, it is one of the most beautiful cities in the North and a mecca for sport enthusiasts and music lovers alike. Among the diverse cultural attractions the Helsinki Festival continues the tradition of the Sibelius Festival.
Aleksanterinkatu; Cathedral (Lutheran) Temppeliaukio Church (the Lutheran church inside the rocks), City Wintergarden, Concert & Congress Hall, Esplanade (Etelaes-planadi), Mannerheimintie, Market Hall, Market square and the South Harbor, Parliament House, Pohjoisesplanadi, Presidential Palace (not open for the public), Senat-Ve Square, Sibelius Monument & Park. Stadium tower (Olympia Stadion, University Botanical Gardens, Uspensky Cathedral (Orthodox, brick building in Byzantine-Sla-vonic style).
Outskirts: Ainola (home of the great composer Jean Sibelius, in Jarvenpaa), Korkeas-sari Zoo, Hvittrask (home of the 3 leading arichtects, Saarinen, Gesellius, Lindgren), Seurasaari Open-Air Museum.
Outskirts by Boat: Eastern Archipelago round Degero Islands (Canal-cruise). From the south harbor to Santahamina, Kulosaari Casino, Mustikkamaa Islands, Suomen-linna Seafortress, Seurasaari Island, Korkeasaari Zoo.