Hietalahdentori FI-00180 Helsinki, Finland
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Hietalahdentori square is located in a historically rich area that for centuries was a favourite amongst sailors. Numerous tattoo parlours, old cafés and bars are some of the signs of this past. The square is an important part of the city's history, but also an active part of today's Helsinki. The market held here is the place to buy bargain goods in a historical dockland environment. Besides fruit, vegetables, flowers and fish, Hietalahti market also sports a nice flea market, with everything from clothes to antiques. On one side of the square stands the historical Hietalahti Market Hall, designed by Selim A. Lindqvist, which is a great place to go shopping or relax with a cup of tea or coffee. It is a nice alternative to being out on the square, especially during foul winter weather. Even in good weather, though, the traditional and modern products (especially handicrafts) for sale in the market hall are reason enough to visit the building.