Emil Wikström: Fredrik Pacius, 1895 © Kuva: HAM

Fredrik Pacius

Emil Wikström

Kaisaniemi Park is at its greenest by the botanical garden, offering a refuge in the concrete city. You can admire several artworks in the park: for example, the bust of national hymn composer Fredrik Pacius (1809-1891). It is sculpted by Emil Wikström (1864-1942), one of the most important artists of the Golden Age of Finland. If your step is light and you feel energetic, make a tour of the park to find more gems, such as the oldest memorial in the city, the Freemason’s Tomb, or the sculpture Convolvulus by Viktor Jansson (1886-1958).