Pirkanmaa
Tampere
Interesting
Tampere The Essential
Interesting
Tampere is the largest town in the Scandinavian interior, and Finland's third largest urban area. It is situated on an isthmus flanked by two huge lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi, which are linked by rapids that run through the city. It is an agreeable, open plan town, with lakeside parks providing plenty of fresh air. It is also a major centre for culture and tourism: its rich modern art museum, national Romantic-style cathedral and some fine 20C architectural feats are worth seeing.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Tampere
Sara Hildénin Fine Arts Museum
Sara Hildénin Fine Arts Museum
The modern building, designed by Pekka
120 minutes
Cathedral of Tampere
Cathedral of Tampere
This grey-granite cathedral with a red
30 minutes
Lakes Region
Lakes Region
Mostly water and forest, this region has
240 minutes
Pispala quarter
Pispala quarter
This picturesque area, with its wooden
60 minutes
Tampere conference centre and concert halls
Tampere conference centre and concert halls
This conference centre and above all
30 minutes
Kalevan Church
Kalevan Church
This concrete church locally known as
15 minutes