"Eduskuntatalo - Helsinki Parliament Building" Eduskuntatalo (The Parliament House) Tip by call_me_rhia


The 200-seat Helsinki Parliament Building (Eduskuntatalo) was designed by J. S. Sirén in 1930 Finnish Kalvola red granite and was officially inaugurated on 7 March 1931. Inside the Parliament is laid out on five floors: the main one is the 2nd, with the Session Hall and adjoining galleries. A 1978 annex contains the Library of Parliament, the Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman and offices for MPs.
Kalvola granite. The façade is lined by fourteen.

There?s a long colonnade lining the façade of the Parliament Building: - 14 columns with Corinthian capitals - as well as the statues of three ex- Presidents of Finland: Svinhufvud (1861-1944), Ståhlberg (1865-1952) and Kallio (1873-1940). Guided tours of the building are available on Saturdays at 11 and 12 o'clock and onSundays at 12 and 1 o'clock. In July and August there are tours daily, Monday to Friday, at 2 o'clock.

Address: Mannerheimintie 30
Directions: Northwest of the Head Post Office. Tram: 4, 10.
Phone: +358 9 4321
Website: http://www.eduskunta.fi

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  • Updated Aug 24, 2010
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