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What is the World Heritage Convention?

The World Heritage Convention is a global decision to promote the treasuring and preservation of unique cultural and natural heritage for future generations.

Who takes care of Suomenlinna?

The World Heritage Convention obligates the Finnish government to see to it that Suomenlinna remains in an optimally authentic condition. The fortress is restored and maintained by the Governing Body of Suomenlinna.


Tykki osoittamassa merellä auringonpaisteessa.

In the world

The World Heritage List includes over one thousand cultural and natural heritage sites.

Luminen Kustaanmiekka illan hämärtyessä.

In Finland

There are six cultural heritage sites and one natural heritage site in Finland.


Suomenlinna was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List as a unique monument of military architecture.