The Great Wall of China, the Acropolis in Athens, the Grand Canyon, and Suomenlinna. UNESCO’s World Heritage List brings Suomenlinna together with a long list of cultural and natural sites that are considered common property of all of humanity. Welcome to Suomenlinna!
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.
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.
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.