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Olavinlinna Castle

Olavinlinna Castle in SAVONLINNA

Olavinlinna - St. Olaf's Castle - was founded in 1475 by Erik Axelsson Tott. The castle served to repel attacks from the east and to guarantee control of the Savo region for the Swedish Crown. The medieval castle consists of a main castle with three towers and a bailey with an encircling wall reinforced by towers. The castle went through numerous phases of construction, first as a Swedish and from 1743 as a Russian border fortification. It has been among Finland's best-known tourist attractions since the latter 19th century. It houses a restaurant and festival halls. Located at
Tel: +358 15 531 164
Fax: +358 15 510 585
Or log on toolavinlinna@nba.fi


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