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Catch the scenic morn­ing bus­tle at Kaup­pa­tori, or Mar­ket Square, one of the city’s most pop­u­lar at­trac­tions. A fresh breeze floats across the open-air mar­ket­place, set on the wa­ter­front at the be­gin­ning of Es­planadi, as ven­dors of­fer the best of Fin­land’s pro­duce from their tents and stalls and the mar­ket build­ings flank­ing the square. Trin­kets and treats are also on of­fer, as are spa­ces to grab some­thing to eat and a shot of cof­fee to start the day. If you visit on the first Sun­day of an Oc­to­ber, you’ll wit­ness the Baltic Her­ring Mar­ket, when fish­er­men present their salted her­ring for sale—an an­nual event since 1743.


Cul­tur­ally cu­ri­ous sa­vants should jump into a cab af­ter break­fast for a short ride to Ateneum and nearby Ki­asma, two must-see art in­sti­tu­tions be­long­ing to the Finnish Na­tional Gallery. Ateneum’s per­ma­nent col­lec­tion ex­plores the his­tor­i­cal de­vel­op­ment of Finnish art from 1809 un­til the 1960s, while Ki­asma fo­cuses on con­tem­po­rary art and fea­tures shows by the likes of South Korean pop artist Choi Jeong Hwa and Lon­don-based Le­banese video and in­stal­la­tion artist Mona Ha­toum.

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