Linnanpiha Terrace Helsinki

Image by Markus Veikkolainen

Linnanpiha Terrace – Peaceful terrace with an edge

When summer arrives people head out for terraces, just like me. The problem often is though that terraces, especially in the city center, tend to get crowded. A couple of years ago I discovered this slightly hidden terrace inside the walls of a former prison.

Linnanpiha Bar & Terrace is in the yard of a former Katajanokka prison, which nowadays has been refurbished into a modern lifestyle prison hotel known as Hotel Katajanokka. Linnanpiha Bar & Terrace and the yard is very spacious and it is almost guaranteed you’ll find yourself a spot there. It is possible to play some traditional summer games in the yard as well, like “mölkky” or pétanque.

Terrace season lasts until early September and I really recommend you try out the Jail Burger if you get hungry since I would say it is one of the best ones in Helsinki.

Hotel Katajanokka harnesses the history nicely so one can even visit the hotel and there’s a couple of cells left from back in the days to visit. Why not spend a night in jail?

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Details about this spot



Merikasarminkatu 1, Helsinki

Telephone number


Opening Times

15:00 - 21:00 daily


Burger: € 21


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)