They say the best way to feel the vibes of a city is to walk around its streets. Starting the day in Kallio with exploring the area is definitely the way to go. After putting a pair of comfy shoes, check out the monumental architecture of the multi-purpose Hakaniemen Hall, equipped with everything from brooms to coffee just like Finns love it and a home-made food atmosphere. Walking around from there in any direction is more than recommended, either to find some national romantic/art nouveau architecture – such as the Kallio Church, designed by the popular Lars Sonck – or just to get lost and be charmed by the neighborhood.
Hakaniemen Hall, Hämeentie 1a, Helsinki, Suomi, +358 9 31023560