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Bear Park

Karhupuisto is a small park in the middle of Kallio. There are a bear statue, beautiful flowers... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland
Perhaps in summertime

Obviously the warmer summer months are the best time to visit this very small park. There are... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Helsinki, Finland
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31 Jul 2018
“Bear Park”
1 Dec 2017
“Perhaps in summertime ”
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

Karhupuisto is a small park in the middle of Kallio. There are a bear statue, beautiful flowers, and a small cafe. Kallio Church is located near the park.

Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Obviously the warmer summer months are the best time to visit this very small park. There are occasional events beyond summertime, especially around Christmas. Just the park itself is not a special but events are really good.

Thank BeachStone2C
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I wouldn't make a special trip to see this. All there is are some flowers, a bear statue and an ice cream stand (the day I went there were women selling Thai food too but it was a very temporary set up). If you are...More

Thank lzinsmaster11
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Today Helsinki City gardeners aided by locals were busy planting flowers in the center of this small park for the summer. It is a fine example of bad turning to good as the park used to be a rather dangerous hang out for alcoholics and...More

Thank Heli P
Reviewed 25 March 2017

the statue is cute, and there are some bar or cafe around the park which took after the name of Karhu from this park, i guess

Thank Moyashinen
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Okay it is a Park, and not even that pretty one. But it is one of those places where you can experience the real living city. Alcohol, sex and drugs all mixed with flowers and rainbows. Small pubs and restaurants around. And of course there...More

Thank nikon988
Reviewed 17 February 2016

If you ever doubted that Finns like to get very drunk, visit Karhupuisto Park on a Friday evening. It doesn't even have to be summer.

Thank JMDHoff
Reviewed 2 December 2015

I pop into the park every now and again when I visit friends who live nearby. This summer it was cold and there weren't many people around but the year before, there were loads of people soaking up the late evening sun. I love the...More

Thank mishmish a
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Next to public library, tram stop, some cafes, self-service laundry this is centrally located yet a tranquil spot. Not worth of traveling from other parts of town, but stop here when you are around, or agree to meet your friends here. The flower arrangement in...More

1  Thank Elena S
Reviewed 28 June 2013

This is a delightful little park in the bohemian area of Kallio. It's well kept with a couple of cafes, kiosks and shops in and around it as well as a tram stop. I was last here visiting friends a couple of weeks ago and...More

2  Thank John W
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