Sibelius Monument

Helsinki , Finland

The Sibelius monument was designed by Eila Hiltunen and completed in 1967. It consists of series of more than 600 hollow steel pipes welded together in a wave-like pattern. The purpose of the artist was to capture the essence of the music of Sibelius. The monument weighs 24 tonnes. It’s probably the most well-known abstract sculpture in Finland and popular tourist attraction.

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The sculpture reminds me of, aside from the obvious organ pipes, massive icicles in a cold land, the passion and grandeur of the opening notes of the Finlandia Hymn, the steel of her inhabitants coming together for one purpose, and by the way, my favorite hymn because it was the only one I could play well on my harmonica (or mouth ORGAN. ?)


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Founded: 1967
Category: Statues in Finland
Historical period: Independency (Finland)

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4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Shreepriya Choudhary (32 days ago)
The monument holds a great place in Finnish history. Which is fascinating. The monument is dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.
Lê Tuân (2 months ago)
Finland is a country in the Nordic region. Finland borders Sweden to the west, Russia to the east, Norway to the north and Estonia to the south across the Gulf of Finland. The capital of Finland is Helsinki and is also the largest city. Area 401,876 km², Population (2022) 5,550,066 people, Currency unit Euro, LE ANH TUAN INTERNATIONAL TOUR GUIDE. thanks.
Misha (4 months ago)
Cool big statue, sadly the area is under construction but there was a small hole in the fence. We had to get inside didn’t we.
Paul Toh (5 months ago)
The great Jean Sibelius who started the music and arts scene in Finland. Definitely worth a visit, listen to Finlandia and understand the history before you come would make the visit a lot more interesting.
Jenny Langley (6 months ago)
Read the reviews and it is exactly as people described however we had some spare time so thought we'd check it out anyway. The park is underwhelming and is frequented by dog walkers given the number of yellow patches in the snow. We didn't get to the monument because that area of the park is currently closed and there were several diggers doing some stuff. You can see the monument through the fence.
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