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Stronghold of Magnus II Tavast / Maunu Tavast in 15th Century

If you are interested in the details of Finnish history, this site is for you. The castle was... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2016
antilsa
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Helsinki, Finland
On the way to the archipelago ring route

Unfortunately, in Finland you can not find very many preserved castles. This castle was built in... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2015
MC0777
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Oulu, Finland
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Jul 21, 2018
“Beautiful nature, interesting ruins”
Oct 8, 2016
“Stronghold of Magnus II Tavast / Maunu Tavast in 15th Century”
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

The medieval Kuusisto bishop's castle (Kuusiston piispanlinna) is a fairly large ruin and an important part of Finnish history. It is situated on a beautiful spot by the sea. In the summer season there is a small cafe, from where you can also request small...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2016

If you are interested in the details of Finnish history, this site is for you. The castle was ordered to be demolished during the Protestant Reformation in 1528 by the king Gustav I of Sweden. That is why there is not much left to see...More

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Reviewed June 29, 2016

Yes, the place has an interesting history as the stronghold of the Catholic Church, bui it was torn into pieces a liong time ago and the Stones have been used elsewhere. Only ruins remain, so there's really not so much to see. OK, if you're...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2015

Unfortunately, in Finland you can not find very many preserved castles. This castle was built in the 14th century to serve as a stronghold for the Catholic bishops in Finland. Here you can find the ruins of that.

Thank MC0777
Reviewed April 21, 2015

Formerly an important centre for trade and defence, the castle is now in ruins but you can still sense the history. The area is quite small, but you can always stop for a picnic like some locals do and enjoy the weather if it's warm...More

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