Summertime produce market, Hakaniemen kauppatori, Hakaniemi market square, Kallio district, Helsinki, Finland, Europe.
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From spring to autumn, Market Square is the vibrant and colorful heart of Helsinki, with vendors selling fresh local food and souvenirs and numerous outdoor cafés offering pastries and other delicacies. In early October, the square is at its busiest when the popular annual herring market draws crowds. Located at the eastern end of the harbor Esplanade, Market Square is the perfect introduction to Helsinki and its diverse offerings.