Philomela’s Finland100 concerts


A series of concerts by choir Philomela kicks off the Finland 100 celebrations on Suomenlinna in February Philomela will give three concerts that dramatisethe years 1917–1918 in Finland. First and second concert are organized on 25th of February.

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Free entrance to Military Museum’s Manège during winter break


Military Museum's Manège offers a free entrance during the winter break week 20.-26.2.

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Did you know that...

Constructing began in 1748

Reinforcing the defences of Finland, then a part of Sweden, was deemed necessary. In 1747, the Swedish parliament made a decision to build a central fortress including a naval base in Helsinki. Fortification work begun the following year.

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One of Finland's World Heritage Sites

In 1991, the Suomenlinna fortress was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List as a unique monument of military architecture. Another special feature of the fortress is that in the course of its history it has served in the defence of three realms: Sweden, Russia and Finland.

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Beautiful all year around

When is Suomenlinna open for visits? How do I get to Suomenlinna? Find an answer to these and many other frequently asked questions about Suomenlinna.

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Get to know Suomenlinna

See Suomenlinna from a bird's view and go inside tunnels and restaurants from home or your hotel room. You can choose summer or winter version. Click below to Suomenlinna Skyview service.

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