The Market Hall, designed by Karl Hård af Segerstad, was opened in 1914. This traditional-style Finnish food market is located near the Hakaniemi metro. It has approx. 70 shops in two floors selling foodstuff and in the 2nd floor shops souvenirs, textiles, books and handicrafts. This is one of my favourite places in Helsinki because of its authenticity. Fortunately the big old neon sign on the roof is protected by National Board of Antiquities.