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Fortress of Suomenlinna

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Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: Suomenlinna C1, Helsinki, Finland
Phone: (0) 29 53 38410

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A series of small islands off the coast of Helsinki, including the Big Black Island, the Small Black Island and the Wolf Island. The ancient fortress of the coast, Finnish Fort, is a vital location for controlling the sea route from the Gulf of Finland to Helsinki. Founded more than 250 years ago, it is the masterpiece of Swedish designer and artillery officer Aucostin, is one of the world's largest maritime defense military fortress, and is also the most important and famous attraction in Finland, there are churches, military camps, city gates and other places of interest. There are some of the world's rare marine military relics. There are 10 museums on the island, including the Coast Fort Museum, the Visco Submarine Museum and the Muppet and Toy Museum. In 1991, the Finnish Castle was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

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It was built in the second half of the 18th century by Sweden on a group of islands which were located at the entrance of Helsinki's harbour. This fortress is an especially interesting example of European military architecture of the time. As a result it has been included on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites since the year 1991.
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