Old Church Park - Ruttopuisto

Bulevardi, 00120 Helsinki

The Old Church Park is one of the most popular green areas in the city centre. It is also known as the "Plague Park" (Ruttopuisto), as victims of the plague in 1710 were buried alongside the church. The gravestones in the Old Church Park remind of the history of cemeteries in this part of town. The cemeteries in Kamppi made gradually way for the growing city. Today the Old Church Park is as popular as all the other parks in the city centre. Small scale events are also organized in the park. The Old Church (Vanhakirkko) in the park is the second oldest church in Helsinki.