Eira is the 6th district of Helsinki and known as the wealthy Art Nouveau area near the sea. Eira is an excellent place to go for a walk and at same time enjoy the beautiful architecture there. Houses in Eira look like villas but are mostly three floor apartment houses. These houses were built in 1910-1914, just before the first world war.
Eira consists of parks, narrow alleys, cobbled streets and houses. Most of the streets are curved and houses are surrounded by stone walls but luckily they’re low ones that you can sneak a peak over into some of the houses. Eira is such a calm place that you can even hear your own thoughts when walking there.
Engelinaukio is a beautiful plaza in the middle of Eira and from there you can point out the sea. In my opinion Engelin aukio is the best place for sunbathing during summer. There is not any rush, you can smell the fresh breath from the sea and you are surrounded by gorgeous houses.
Engelinaukio | Art & culture, Relaxing | Free
24 hours daily