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Best Places to Visit in Tampere – “the Manchester of Finland”

When you come to study or just for a quick visit to Tampere, or ’’Finland’s Manchester’’ there are some places you must see! Tampere is known as one of the education centers in Finland. Tampere University, Tampere Technical University, and universities of applied sciences are few examples, Also, there are many great places to visit in Tampere!

1. Pyynikki Observation Tower

At Pyynikki Observation Tower, you can see the city of Tampere. The tower is famous for its donuts (the best in Tampere), which are made in the same facilities. The tower is in a beautiful area of Pyynikki. After you have looked over Tampere from the top, you may walk along the peaceful trails in the woods and do some exercise on the famous stairs of Pyynikki, where many hockey players train.

Observation tower in Europe

2. Tampere Cathedral

Tampere Cathedral is a Lutheran church and the seat of the Diocese of Tampere. The church is famous for its frescoes, painted by Hugo Simberg between 1905 and 1906. There were fierce critics of the paintings at the time. You can admire this church in the city center of Tampere. A lovely little park surrounds the Tampere cathedral, where you can have a picnic.

Architectural buildings abroad surrounded by trees

3. Vapriikki Museum central

At Vapriikki Museum Central, you can see several exhibitions with just one single ticket. For example, at this moment, there is an exhibition about the Forbidden City. Vapriikki is located next to Tampere’s courthouse in the historical old factory Tampella.

4. Amusement park Särkänniemi

The amusement park Särkänniemi has over 30 rides and many other attractions, such as Doghill Fairytail Farm, a planetarium, and an aquarium. At Särkäniemi Gourmets, fun lovers, thrill-seekers, and animal enthusiasts can have the adventure of their lives! Easy arriving possibilities to Särkänniemi are possible because it is located in the heart of the city.

5. Näsinneula Tower

Näsinneula is the heart of Tampere. The peak of the tower goes up to 168 meters. With clear weather, you can see almost up to 20 kilometers. You can also have the most delicious food at Näsinneula restaurant, which has a beautiful view of Tampere. While you enjoy your five-course meal, you can see each corner of the restaurant because it rotates around itself.

Tampere beautiful view, harbor city

6. Hatanpää Arboretum

Arboretum is located in the field where Hatanpää Mansion once stood. It was founded in the 1970s. You may see many kinds of trees, bushes, and flower species. All the species have name tags for the observers to recognize them.

White classic mansion with green facade

7. Amuri Museum of Workers’ Housing

The museum area is a typically enclosed quarter of the 1880´s including 32 apartments, that illustrate the lives of local industrial workers from 1880 to 1970. Interiors from different periods Two shops, a bakery, and a public sauna At the Worker’s Housing Museum, you can see for yourself how people used to live in the 1980s.

Come to Finland’s own Manchester and explore the great sightseeing here yourself!

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