Espoo is situated on the shore of Finnish Gulf on the territory of 165 islands. It is a high-tech city with many important Finnish and international organizations and head offices. The population of Espoo is 250 000 people.
Science and business, culture and sports have found the place and use in this city. Music, theatre, cinema, healthy lifestyle are also the important parts of the particular character of Espoo.
This pictorial city is surrounded by the sea and forests and is divided into the districts.
Otaniemi district in Espoo
This district is considered to be the research center of Finland and the center of higher technical instruction. There are Higher Technical School, the National center of technical research, Technological Center “In-nopoli”, Geological Research Center and the Museum of stone rocks in Otaniemi.
The center of Espoo - Espoon Keskus
There is the railway station in the center of the city - Espoon Keskus. You’ll also find the medieval stone cathedral of St. Apostle Matthew (late 15-th century) on the bank of the river Espoo, which is surrounded by the Lutheran cemetery. One can hear the organ of the 18 century in this cathedral.
Leppavaara district in Espoo
Tourists will be able to visit the large shopping center “Sello” as well as different cafes, banks and other service points in Leppavaara.
Matinkulja district in Espoo
There is another modern shopping center – “Iso Omena” (in translation – “big apple”) in the district Matinkulja.
Tapiola district in Espoo
Green district Tapiola can rightly be considered the keeper of local nature. You’ll get the opportunity to visit the Museum of Modern Art “Wee Gee” and to go shopping in Tapiola.
Kalajarvi district in Espoo
One of the largest national parks of Finland - Nuuksio is partially located on the territory of Kalajarvi. Over 3000 hectares of park area provides the excellent opportunities for having a rest close to nature.
Other sights in Espoo
The Cultural Center of Espoo, the Museum of clocks, the gallery “Otso”, the house-museum of Finnish national artist Aksela Gallen-Kallela “Tarvaspjaa”, the peasant farm-museum “Glims”, the Museum of automobiles, the original Congress Center “Dipoli”, the biggest race track in Finland “Vermo” are the most remarkable sights in Espoo.
Family holiday in Espoo - water park “Serena”
There is the largest in Finland water park “Serena”, too. You’ll find everything for a good rest in this beautiful and warm tropical water park: water slides, wave pool, the gallery with saunas in the rock, terraced and hydra baths. There is even a separate “world” for children with the young inhabitants of water.
You’ll be also offered many different “land” entertainments, attractions and services of the highest requirements in “Serena”.
All comers will be deliciously feed at the cave restaurant “Granin’s”. You will have many pleasant impressions and memories about the water park “Serena”.