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Kesäranta, Helsinki

Kesäranta - Helsinki, Finland
Kesäranta
Kesärannantie, Helsinki, Finland 00250Map
Overview

The Finnish Prime Minister's official residence, Kesäranta (Summer Shore) is a beautiful old villa, which is located a short distance from the city centre, in a nice park area in Meilahti. From 1904 onwards the villa was the official summer residence of the Russian chief representative of the Czar; when Finland gained independence in 1917, it was used for other purposes until finally becoming the Prime Minister's residence. This is a nice place to visit due to its lovely location and its charming appearance. The surrounding parks and islands also offer plenty of opportunities for relaxing. The building itself is known especially for its beautiful tower, restored to its original, decorative state in 1983.

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