One of the world's most enlightened and progressive governing bodies assembles here. Near the post office, this 1931 building of pink Finnish granite houses the 200 members of the one-chamber parliament. Forty percent of members are women, one of the highest proportions of female legislators in the world. Members meet in the domed interior of Parliament Hall, which is decorated with sculpture by Wäinö Aaltonen. The architect, J. S. Sirén, chose a modernized neoclassic style in celebration of the new republic. Visits involve lots of stair-climbing and as such is not recommended for everyone.