I have been to Saaga before and thought it was great. Click here to see our previous visit. On my last trip to Helsinki I went back for some more delicious food from Lapland.
I love the decor.
We ordered this special menu allowing us to try lots of different flavours.
Everything was delicious…I can’t wait for my next visit.
Saaga is in Bulevardi at number 34.
(09) 7425 5544
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Suomenlinna Church was built during the Russian regime, by order of Czar Nicolay 1, to function as a military church. The Alexander Nevsky garrison church was completed and inaugurated in 1854. It originally had 5 onion domes.
After Finland gained independence the church was consecrated in 1918 as a Lutheran church. The following year the cupolas of the 4 small towers were pulled down.
The central dome doubles as a lighthouse, which is a unique combination.
In the 1870s, the surrounding wall was made from cannons and chains that were used during the Swedish regime.
The interior of the church is simple and elegant.
The church bell is the largest in Finland. It was cast in Moscow in 1885 and weighs 6683 kilos.
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This sky above the station clock tower is amazing.
Here it is again over the Russian church.
…and a slightly different version over the Lutheran church.
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I have spotted small plaques featuring animals around the city. I am guessing each animal represents a district of the city. Does anyone have any more information?
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I love this little wooden bird who sits high on a pole by the water in Suomenlinna.
For more on Suomenlinna click here and here.
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Cafe Esplanad is the perfect place for coffee and a snack in the centre of Helsinki. It is at 37 Pohjoisesplanadi, and in good weather has tables outside so you can take in the fun of Esplanadi.
The coffee is good and the pastries delicious.
There is also a restaurant which needs to be tried in another visit.
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Pulla is a type of sweet Finnish bread. It is made into braided loaves or small buns. Pulla is flavoured with cardamom seeds and is delicious.
I enjoyed pulla with my coffee at the cafe at the music centre in Helsinki.
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