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“Unique place to visit, especially on a hot day!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fortress of Suomenlinna

Fortress of Suomenlinna
Suomenlinna C1, Helsinki, Finland
(0) 29 53 38410
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Ranked #2 of 138 Attractions in Helsinki
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, Military Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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“Unique place to visit, especially on a hot day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited Suomenlinna in the afternoon after a busy morning. It was 30+ in Helsinki that day so it added to the atmosphere as 100's of Finns headed to Suomenlinna to cool off. The fortress was extremely unique and had no real purpose to it's design. Although it was extremely interesting. We finished the day with a couple of beers and some beautiful food at the brewhouse. This is a must for any visitor to Helsinki.

Visited July 2014
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“Loved this!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I absolutely loved coming here! It was very fun to walk around and explore the islands and learn about the history of the fortress. Plus the views were stunning! Definitely one of my favorite places I visited.

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“Best on a warm, rain-free day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Suomenlinna fortress is one of the must-see places, although you will need some time so go there (only accessible by boat). On a nice summer day you can spend hours there having picnic, swimming, sun-bathing, seeing the fortress places, etc. On colder/rainier days there are a couple of nice bars & restaurants (including Suomenlinna brewery restaurant!) for visiting.

The boat doesn't cost much (there are couple of different options and places), and there is no fee for the place itself. Restaurants and cafes are normal-priced, and there is also a shop, where you can buy picnic stuff.

If you have already seen, or are bored to see, churches and other basic sights, Suomenlinna is really something different! I go there every summer at least once; with friends, work colleagues, etc.

Visited June 2014
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“Perfekt picnic place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Walk around, have picnic with you, nice walking shoes ,good weather...enjoy this historic place! And no rain of course.

Visited July 2014
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“nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

very nice trip to yhe island and the place is cute. nothing too fancy but it is worthed the trip and the time spent on it

Visited July 2014
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