What is Sibelius Monument?
In the Sibelius park is the world famous composer Jean Sibelius' (1865-1957) monument by Eila Hiltunen. It was unveiled 7 September 1967. The Sibelius Monument, resembling organ pipes, is made of welded steel with over 600 pipes and with the bust of the composer on one side. The monument is one of Helsinki's most popular statues and one of the most well-known tourist attractions.
How To Get To Sibelius Monument?
From Downtown Helsinki:
- Hop On Hop Off - Private Tourist Bus Operator
- Tram lines 2, 4 and 10. Stay off at Töölön Halli-station and walk west 1 km until you reach the park. Route Map
- Bus route 24. Rajasaarentie-bus stop. Least walking.
- Bus routes 39, 41, 42 and 69 from Kamppi Bus Station. Stay off at Linnakoskenkatu-bus stop.
- Fastest and easiest way is with a bicycle. Take the yellow "Kaupunkipyörä" Citybike. Read more.
What to do at Sibelius Monument?
The monument itself is beautiful, take your time looking at the art and learn about the greatest composer of Finland. In the summer, there are fresh juice vendors, handicraft vendors and an ice cream stall open as well as a gift shop.
It is a good idea to head west from the monument and walk along the seaside to admire Finnish nature. If you want to make a longer walk, you walk south along the seaside and get to Hietalahti Beach, good for swimming and sunbathing in the summer.
Toilets are available west of the monument, under the hill next to the ice cream stand.