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Ashcan Cafe JugendĀ is set in a beautiful Art Nouveau building at Pohjoisesplanadi 19, beside the Information Centre.

 

Aschan Cafe Jugend Helsinki

The building was originally built in 2 phases between 1815 and 1827 for Russian born merchant Yegor Uschakoffin for residential and commercial use.

In 1904 it was renovated by architect Lars Sonck as a bank. This is made obvious when you see the carvings at the entrance.

Ashan Cafe Jugend Helsinki

 

Aschan Cafe Jugend Helsinki

 

The banking hall has 3 naves and vaulted ceilings. The rich ornamentation, decorative paintings and stone sculpture were designed by Walter Jung.

Aschan Cafe Jugend Helsinki

Aschan Cafe Jugend Helsinki

 

Aschan Cafe Helsinki

 

 

 

The beautiful painting in the domed section was done by Wilho Sjostrom in 1916.

Aschan Cafe Jugend Helsinki

Aschan Cafe Jugend Helsinki

The interior is so beautiful the food almost takes second place, but there is a good selection and it is reasonably priced.

Aschan Cafe Jugend Helsinki

There are outdoor tables in warm weather, but I can’t resist the lovely interior.

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On my last trip to Helsinki I stayed at the gorgeous Glo Art Hotel in Lonnrotinkatu 29, in the heart of Helsinki. The 170 room hotel is in a 1903 Art Nouveau castle. The rooms have been created by Finnish designers.

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The front door is stunning, and the decoration on the outside of the building is very interesting.

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The reception area is also decorated beautifully.

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There is a restaurant in the cellar, where I had a very delicious dinner.

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The breakfast I had there the next morning is one of the best I have had in Helsinki.

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There is a very cute breakfast nook.

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I will definitely be staying at the Glo Art again.

The rooms are very stylish.

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