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Helsinki, Finland has a welcoming place called Torikortteli (Tori Quarters) which is in the historical place, where the heart of old town meets Helsinki’s buzzing of new city.

“Tori” is a Finnish word for marketplace, and Tori Quarters is very big marketplace indeed.


Photo from Alternative Tourist Info

Tori Quarters is located next to sea and between Senaatintori (Senate Square) and Kauppatori (Market Square), which enables Tori Quarters to be conductive place to old and new, but also to locals and travelers, east and west and to city administration and the local citizens.

The buildings of Tori Quarters, which are quite historical, have been used by administration offices for over 40 years, and now they are being renovated. This opens up new spaces for new businesses.


Photo from Torikorttelit Flickr

The renovate is taking time, so The Tori Quarters project produces events and rents out empty spaces to interesting pop up events and acts until the year 2017, when the renovation will be finished. Till that, Tori Quarters are the setting place for new urban culture.


Photo from Torikorttelit Cafe Engel introduction

You can see what’s going on in Tori Quarters from their news, and you can also follow them in Facebook, Vimeo, Pinterest and Flickr.

If you are going to Helsinki, be sure to take a visit to Tori Quarters! Even if there wouldn’t be anything interesting to you to see, there’s still restaurants and cafes to visit and many places to do shopping too.

Big help to find something special from Tori Quarters or anywhere from Helsinki, is Erilainen Matkailutoimisto (Alternative Tourist Info).

It is an office on wheels in the streets of the Tori Quarters –area, and it makes a surprise visits to the neighborhoods as well.

If you are lost in Helsinki, they will gladly help you!

Nähdään Helsingissä! – See you in Helsinki!

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