"The symbol of Helsinki.....well possibly!" Top 5 Page for this destination Vappu (1st. of May) Tip by gordonilla

Vappu (1st. of May), Helsinki: 6 reviews and 3 photos

  Havis Amanda aka Manta
by gordonilla

Havis Amanda is a mermaid statue and fountain located across from the fish market (kauppatori) - It was designed in 1908 by one of Finlands most beloved artists; Ville Vallgren.

The statue is also known as "MANTA" and is commonly regarded as the symbol of Helsinki if not all of Finland.

For a special treat - why not join students on Vappu (May Day) to celebrate the coming of spring.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 2, 2005
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