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Suomenlinna
Helsinki Top 3 in Instagram-Worthy Locations

4.5/5
223 Reviews
Military SiteHistorical SiteUNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
Liked by 7
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: Suomenlinna C74 00190 Helsinki Finland
Phone: +358-29-5338410

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The fortress of Finland (Suomenlinna) is built on eight islands about 4 kilometers southeast of the center of Helsinki, Finland. Its original name, the Swedish Castle, was built by the Swedish King in 1748 to defend against Russian expansion. Russia began to occupy the fortress during the Finland war until Finland became independent in 1918.

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  • Katriina U
    Katriina U
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    Disappointment

    The exhibition itself was nice. However, were very disappointed to find out that the movie that we had been very much looking forward to, was presented only in Finnish! Sadly watching the movie is ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1595976395000+0800)/
  • Mikael F
    Mikael F
    Vantaa, Finland
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    All about the history of the fortress

    This interesting museum is the main museum of the fortress. The permanent exhibition showcases the history of the fortress, spanning more than 260 years. The exhibition features utensils, tools, w...

    Reviewed on /Date(1595895023000+0800)/
  • Soonjin P
    Soonjin P
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    Great for history buffs

    Not really big but great overview of the island and it's sea fortress. The short movie is worth watching. Especially interesting to learn more regional military history.

    Reviewed on /Date(1570939776000+0800)/
  • GlobalAdventureTrips
    GlobalAdventureTrips
    Adelaide, Australia
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    Fascinating experience

    Awesome experience looking through this gem of a war museum! I was fascinated with all the information which there was plenty of and I was mesmerised by the life like statues. Looking at all the old m...

    Reviewed on /Date(1567584513000+0800)/
  • JohnGalt2
    JohnGalt2
    Oxnard, CA
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    A World Away From City

    We arrived in Helsinki by cruise ship. When planning for our arrival, we decided that little of the downtown area was of interest to us other than the farmer’s market. We also looked into taking an ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1566971199000+0800)/

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Introduction

Suomenlinna, located on the inner side of the Gulf of Helsinki, was once a military fortress and was listed by UNESCO on the World Heritage List in 1991. Although it is a famous military fortress in Finland, you can see the various fortifications left by the army at the time, but there are still many residents living on the island. This is a very interesting thing, the military atmosphere here is not so strong, on the contrary, because the Nordic Art Center is located here, artists prefer to do some creation on the island.
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