Havis Amanda is a fountain and a statue in Helsinki, Finland by the sculptor Ville Vallgren (1855–1940). The work was modelled in 1906 in Paris, and erected at its present location at the Market Square in Kaartinkaupunki in 1908. Today it is recognized as one of the most important and beloved pieces of art in Helsinki.
The Havis Amanda is one of Vallgren's Parisian Art Nouveau works. Cast in bronze, it rests on a fountain made of granite. The sculpture is of a mermaid standing on seaweed as she rises from the water, with four fish spouting water at her feet, surrounded by four sea lions. Vallgren's intention was to symbolize the rebirth of Helsinki. The height of the statue is 1.94 metres (6 ft 4 in) and with the pedestal it stands 5 metres (16 ft) tall. According to Vallgren's letters the model for the statue was a then 19-year-old Parisian woman, Marcelle Delquini.
iwanttohavefun | Aug 28, 2017
i come there alot and its a place i go coz seals :3 and good food
Lucas Pardo | Dec 29, 2017
Stunning to see it frozen! This is an amazing location, right next to the street market at Kauppatori, and at the end of the Esplanadi. Just a short walk from the Central Station, or if you prefer, an even shorter trip on the tram. A must see if you visit Helsinki. If you're there for Vantaa, it's incredible, never seen anything like it. It's crazy busy with large crowds all dressed in their overalls and special hats.
R Copete | Jan 6, 2018
A really unforgettable place wonderful fountain and plaza a cross the street of city hall
Capt. Gerry Hare | Jan 22, 2018
When we arrived in Finland we found the port to be a very busy one , with most of the traffic being from ferryboats like the one pictured and an assortment of sailboats. the vessel pictured is the MS serenade she is a cruise ferry owned by the Estonia shipping company and operates on a route connecting Helsinki Finland with stock home in Sweden
Ozzi Andersson | Jul 9, 2017
Popular meeting place beside the Market Square and Esplanad Park. On 1.5. students wash the lady and give her a graduation hat. Thousands of people will celebrate the happening. Tram 1 and 2.
Manju R | May 2, 2018
Pictures posted took on vappu eve events.. Once in a year she is crowned this cap by local university students...
mehdi Saman | May 5, 2018
Vappu day and it was great
Ivy Yee | Jun 5, 2018
Took the vintage tram from here,tram service only available from may/sep...a conductor will collect payment ,ticket pay on board before the journey €6
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