Linnanpiha Terrace Helsinki

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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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Address

Merikasarminkatu 1, Helsinki

Telephone number

+358968645136

Opening Times

15:00 - 21:00 daily

Price

Burger: € 21

Website

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