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Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Top 1 in Local History

4.7/5
32 Reviews
Military SiteCastle
Liked by 2
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: Suomenlinna C1, Helsinki, Finland
Phone: (0) 29 53 38410

What people are saying:

This island fortress is accessed by a short ferry ride from the city harbour and is a brilliant day out. The island is big enough to spend several hours on and the historical features are most interesting. There are some places to eat but I recommend taking food and enjoying a picnic if it's sunny. Check out the old church as well in the centre of the island.

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  • worldtravelsince1995
    worldtravelsince1995
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    A place to visit if in Helsinki in summertime

    A special hint if you play Pokemon Go: a lot of rare Pokemons on the island. Also, has all the qualities of a great day trip destination: swimming, history, good resturants, picnic if you want, small ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1609284412000+0800)/
  • ilmolaura
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    A day trip to Suomenlinna as a school assignment

    We had a pleasant day trip to Suomenlinna. This was our school assignment, and we chose to visit the Sea Fortress as a visit&observe task. On the day we visited the attraction, the weather was pretty ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1607470713000+0800)/
  • uttnoT
    uttnoT
    Myyrmäki, Southern Finland, Finland
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    Just a 15min ferry ride away from the hart of Helsinki

    Do youself a favour and escape the rush of Helsinki to the island of Suomenlinna; an Unesco heritage island with a sea fortress. This place is awesome for a summer evening picnic, a walk in the winter...

    Reviewed on /Date(1604258630000+0800)/
  • SenoritaErika
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    Like the olden days

    Wow. Almost like a theme out of game of thrones. I loved this castle. The ferry over was nice. And many local with original crafts. Very cool to see.

    Reviewed on /Date(1604058407000+0800)/
  • P7726EJkathleenp
    P7726EJkathleenp
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    Interesting

    Even in December we loved this place. We spent most of the day here as there is so much to see and so much history. It wasn’t too busy and just a wee bit chilly getting the ferry over to it.

    Reviewed on /Date(1603100880000+0800)/

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Introduction

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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