Visitors arriving to Helsinki by rail will immediately take notice of the imposing Ateneum building, which hosts one of the biggest collections of classical art in Finland. Take a day out to see artwork from centuries past at the Ateneum Helsinki.
Guests of the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki can easily work a visit to Ateneum into their holiday itinerary, as it can be reached on foot in under five minutes' time. Stay in this Helsinki hotel in the city centre to visit the best attractions, museums and shopping centres in the city.
Tour the Ateneum, Helsinki's grand art museum
Helsinki's Ateneum celebrates art in all its forms, starting with the impressive architecture of the building. Graced with busts of Raphael, Bramante and Phidias, plus a number of other sculptures woven into the edifice, an art lover should know they have arrived at the right place.
Inside the Ateneum, visitors will find a collection of over 4,000 paintings and 750 sculptures awaiting them. The collection includes work from all over the world, though guests of the country should be certain to take note of the Ateneum's Finnish collection, which shows the development of art in Finland from the 18th century to the present day.
Ateneum also has an impressive display of prints and drawings, which also showcase the evolution of Finnish art. In addition, guests will find a large collection of Japanese woodcuts.
Accommodation near the Ateneum in Helsinki
Art lovers who wish to visit the Ateneum need not look far for accommodation, as the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki lies just five minutes away. This hotel also puts it guests in a great spot for getting to the city's other major attractions, such as Seurasaari or Suomenlinna.