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Best things to do in Tampere

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Premise
“Great view over the lakes, 1 eur to go up to the tower with the lift. Highly recommended!”
30 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Most famous museum in Tampere, also has a restaurant with good lunch buffet”
19 locals recommend
Department Store
“Department store, there's quite big grocery store in the down floor (bit expensive)”
10 locals recommend
Bus Station
“ Amusement park, farm style amusement park, aquarium, planetarium, observation tower. The observation tower restaurant is by the way one of the best in Tampere. Not the cheapest one, but worth going definitely. Especially in the evening. The restaurant rotates, so if you take your time with dinner, you will get a stunning full view of Tampere and the both lakes.”
12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It is the biggest shopping centre in Tampere, where you can find anyhing you want: clothes, food, cosmetics etc. Downstairs there is a cinema hall. And of course a lot of restaurants and cafes.”
8 locals recommend
Establishment
“High observation tower with a really, really good restaurant. Restaurant also rotates so if you make some time for longer dinner, you will get a wonderful view of Tampere city and both lakes that surround Tampere, Lake Näsijärvi and Lake Pyhäjärvi.”
19 locals recommend
Spa
“The best public sauna in Tampere in terms of atmosphere and very local vibes. Everyone of my guests who go here, say they love it. It's a mixed sauna so bring your swimsuit. ”
21 locals recommend
Museum
“Great architecture and always great and meaningful exhibitions. By the lake in Näsinneula. ”
8 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The best pizza place in town, if you are in Tampere, you should definitely try their pizzas. ”
9 locals recommend
Department Store
“Ruokakauppa alakerrassa, mukava kahvila yläkerrassa. Muuten perinteinen sokos .”
8 locals recommend
Lodging
“go to the bar on top of Sokos Torni hotel - awesome panoramic view of Tampere guaranteed!”
12 locals recommend
Park
“Hatanpää Arboretum is picturesque park close to Lake Pyhäjärvi with rare trees, plants and swamp. ”
9 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Finnkino Plevna is located in the Finlayson area of Tampere. The Finlayson area is a versatile and evolving business and service center. There are numerous restaurants, cafes and specialty shops around the cinema. Plevna was completely rebuilt in 1999 into a modern cinema. Plevna's ten cinema auditoriums have a total of 1650 seats. The largest room has 495 seats. All halls have been made to meet the latest quality standards. Seat rows are steeply graded for the best viewing comfort.”
8 locals recommend
Establishment
“Kauppahalli is over 100 years old indoor market where local producers sell their products. There is large selection of different shops, cafes and restaurants but most importantly the unique atmosphere is worth checking out. It feels like you have stepped back in time, in a good way, once you enter in the hall. My favorite restaurant Neljä Vuodenaikaa is at the end of the hall.”
11 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Bussi nro 3. "Amusement park, bus no. 3." Open only in the summer "Spin, swing, swoosh and splash! Särkänniemi is home to dozens of rides that provide fun for visitors of any age. There are also many other popular attractions, such as Doghill, Planetarium, Aquarium and Tampere’s pride Näsinneula Observation Tower. We welcome all fun lovers, gourmets, thrill seekers, animal enthusiasts and culture fans! Särkänniemi is more than an amusement park."”
3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Pyynikki observation tower is a must see in Tampere. Great views and a nice little café.”
12 locals recommend