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The Tailor-Made Guide to Helsinki's City Centre Street Art


Helsinki Street Art

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Author: Barry Pickard

Discover the colourful world of street art in Helsinki's city centre, where electrical junction boxes have been transformed into vibrant masterpieces. Take a stroll through the streets and immerse yourself in the creativity and imagination of local and international street artists. These mini masterpieces tell a unique story and adds to the city's character.


Helsinki Street Art

The history of street art in Helsinki can be traced back to the 1980s, when a few local artists began using the city as their canvas. Since then, the scene has continued to grow and evolve, attracting artists from all over the world. In recent years, the city has made an effort to support street artists by commissioning them to paint electrical junction boxes, turning what was once an eyesore into works of art. This not only adds to the city's character but also helps to beautify public spaces and make the city a more enjoyable place to live and visit.


Helsinki Street Art

Don’t forget that Tailor-Made Itineraries delights in creating bespoke self-guided tours. So, if visiting the street art of Helsinki appeals to you, reach out to me by email. I would be more than happy to design a self-guided tour around your requirements incorporating the colourful street art of Helsinki, or indeed, a general tour of Finland’s capital.



Helsinki's City Centre Street Art


These colorful boxes, which are used to distribute electricity, add a touch of whimsy and creativity to the city's streets and hundreds of boxes have been painted by artists of all ages and skill levels over recent years.



The themes of the paintings vary widely, but they often reflect the local culture and history. Some boxes feature traditional Finnish motifs, such as reindeer or the Northern Lights. Others depict famous landmarks, such as the Helsinki Cathedral or the Olympic Stadium. Still others are more abstract or whimsical.


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No matter what the subject matter, the painted electrical boxes are a popular attraction for tourists and locals alike. They add a touch of colour and creativity to the city's streets, and they're a reminder that art can be found in unexpected places.



In addition to brightening up the cityscape, the painted electrical boxes also serve a practical purpose. They help to deter graffiti, and they make it easier for people to identify electrical boxes that need maintenance.


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The painted electrical boxes are a successful example of how art can be used to improve the urban environment. They're a fun and creative way to add colour and interest to the cityscape, and they also serve a practical purpose. If you're ever in Helsinki, be sure to keep an eye out for these colourful boxes. You might just find your new favourite piece of art.


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Helsinki Accommodation Suggestions


As befits a world capital, Helsinki has a wide range of accommodation options to suit all pockets and all the major chains are represented in the city. I chose to stay in the Hotel Arthur. This hotel was comfortable, with large bedrooms and the buffet breakfast was excellent. The hotel also had a great location, just a five-minute walk from the train station and ten-minutes from the harbour area.



Other central options ideal for seeing the city and its Art Nouveau treasures are the NH Collection Helsinki Grand Hansa, Hotel F6, and Hotel Indigo Helsinki-Boulevard.


Conclusion


So, if you're a fan of street art or just looking for a new way to explore Helsinki, head to the city centre and see the art for yourself. You're sure to be inspired and amazed by the talent and passion of the artists who have made their mark on the city.


Helsinki Street Art

Don’t forget that Tailor-Made Itineraries delights in creating bespoke self-guided tours. So, if visiting the street art of Helsinki appeals to you, reach out to me by email. I would be more than happy to design a self-guided tour around your requirements incorporating the colourful street art of Helsinki, or indeed, a general tour of Finland’s capital.


Helsinki Street Art

Join me next time on my adventures when I journey along Bavaria’s Romantic Road. Tailor-Made Itineraries posts every two weeks, and you can subscribe to the latest blog and newsletter here. Until then, happy reading and safe travels.


Barry



Tailor-Made Itineraries creates one-of-a-kind bespoke self-guided travel itineraries for adventurous and curious travellers.


These self-guided tours deliver a personalised and exciting holiday experience that takes the effort out of trip planning.

Helsinki Street Art
Helsinki Street Art

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