Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is known as an international meeting point. The country's most important administrative, cultural and financial centers are located here, and the largest museums and historical attractions are found in the Helsinki metro area. The most famous names in architecture, music and arts are Alvar Aalto, Jean Sibelius and Akseli Gallen Kallela.
The skyline of this coastal city is dominated by church spires. High-rise buildings are not common and none of them can be found in the historical downtown area.