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I fail to see how "the Finlayson area" constitutes a tourist attraction as such. There's a brewery Plevna that serves very good craft beer (but as a bar/restauran Plvena as such is not very nice at all... Big tv screens and tacky decor). But the...More
The Finlayson area is located on the Tammerkoski rapids upper reaches of the west bank. On the east side of Tammerkoski is Tampella's former factory area.
Finlayson's factory was founded in 1820 by a Scott James Finlayson. He noticed the energy potential of the free...More
In Finland everybody know something about history of factories in Tampere. Finlayson is a famous trade mark & had it's history in past as manufacture of textil & other materials. Today the area with old buildings has been restored and partly refixed into meeting areas,...More
Revived, this area was nice with its restaurants and exhibitions, I could have spent more time in my childhood landscapes, but I had the time I had. Surprisingly well preserved, having many of city’s better restaurants, which I tested two of, recommend! Start beneath the...More
The area is surrounded by old industrial buildings some of which are now re-purposed as restaurants, cafes, shops and office spaces. We were in Tampere just a week before Christmas. During the dark hours some of these buildings were decorated with lights. It made the...More