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Esplanadi

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Esplanadi (svenska. 'Esplanaden') is the collective name for two parallel streets and a park between them, located in the centre of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. It is colloquially called "Espa".

The two streets constituting Esplanadi are officially named Pohjoisesplanadi (Swedish: Norra esplanaden), the northern street, and Eteläesplanadi (Swedish: Södra esplanaden), the southern street. They lead from Erottaja Square to the Market Square (Kauppatori), and Pohjoisesplanadi Street extends along the border of the Market Square up to the Katajanokka Channel. Parallel to Pohjoisesplanadi, a little northwards, is Aleksanterinkatu.

The park was originally opened in 1812.

The very big green park area between the two streets is very active in summer, when many Helsinkians come to hold picnics in the park. There are also numerous live music performances on a special outdoor stage in the park. There is a statue of Johan Ludwig Runeberg by his son Walter Runeberg in the park.

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Cenker Köse
14 October 2016
The best part of the city for me! Trees, walking path and even the ground of sand is giving energy amd happiness!
Julia Sergio
19 November 2014
One of the most beautiful places in town and a great park. You may seat on a bench, or have a coffee, and then just go for a shopping. Lots of alternatives.
Kai U.
9 May 2014
Historical sight. A park with statues and benches,surrounded by classy boutiques and pricey cafés.On a warm summerday one can spot a lot of picnickers too.
Jorge Hernández
15 February 2016
Beautiful park, perfect to chill on the grass
Sophyan Julio
3 June 2015
Beautiful in the summer. Grab a seat on a bench and watch people walk by.
Melforss
8 April 2014
The perfect place for a picnic with a bottle of bubbly. The best ice cream from the south side west end of the park
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