Espoo, Finland’s second largest city, is especially known for its thriving science community. But there is much more to it than this, as for example a vibrant cultural scene. We selected a number of artsy Espoo must-dos!
Espoo hosts some of the most popular museums in Finland. One of them is EMMA, the Espoo Museum of Modern Art, whose 5,000 square-metre exhibition space is the largest in any museum in Finland.It is housed in the WeeGee house, a building complex which contains five museums, a modern art gallery, a media-art centre, a café, a museum shop and an art school. EMMA displays its own collections as well as changing exhibitions of contemporary and 20th century art, both Finnish and international. Until 4 September 2016 art fans can for example discover the so-called Turppi Group, a pioneering Finnish art collective active in the 80s.
If you’re interested in the performing arts, check out Espoo’s cultural centre and Sellosali, a popular concert venue. There’s also the Espoo City Theatre offers high-quality productions from both abroad and all around Finland.
After a busy day full of museum-hopping and cultural events, Radisson Blu Hotel, Espoo offers the perfect surroundings to relax and recharge. Located in the serene surroundings of the Gulf of Finland, it’s the ideal city oasis.