The three smiths statue

Three smiths in Helsinki
The statue of the three smiths just in front of Stockmann department store.

The three smiths

In Helsinki ’s center, a famous landmark is the “three smiths” statue. A donation by a private foundation, this statue  (called Kolmen sepän patsas in Finnish) was created by the sculptor Felix Nylund in 1932. Today, it has become one of the main points of recognition of Helsinki, where it stands just near to the famous Stockmann department store.

You can see some damages on the statue from a bombardment from the Continuation War of 1941. A reminder that Finland’s life has not always been easy in its struggle for freedom from Russia.

 

Where to find it?

The statue is situated in front of the department store Stockmann, and is just a walking distance from the Central Station.

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