Olavinlinna – The three-tower castle in Savonlinna

The fortress was founded in 1475 by a Danish knight called Erik Axelsson Tott, who Advertisements

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Passio Musicae – The Sibelius Monument in Helsinki

The monument by Eila Hiltunen is dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The sculpture by Finnish artist was unveiled on September, 1967. The sculpture won a competition, organised by the Sibelius Society, following the composer’s death in 1957. During the summer, the Monument was assembled in the Sibelius Park from 14 elements. The main part of […]

Helsinki Cathedral – The Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral in Helsinki

The church was originally built from 1830-1852 as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland, Nicholas I of Russia. It was also known as St. Nicholas Church until the independence of Finland in 1917. The cathedral was built on the site of the smaller Ulrika Eleonora Church, which was dedicated to its patroness, Ulrika Eleonora, Queen […]

Viikki Church – The modern Evangelical Lutheran church in Helsinki

An Evangelical Lutheran church, completed in 2005, it is the newest of the city’s church buildings. The church design by JKMM Architects, is based on the winning entry to an architectural competition for the Latokartano centre in Viikki, organised in 2000. The church is wooden, the floors, ceiling, walls and pillars are made of spruce and the […]

The Birthplace of Jean Sibelius in Hämeenlinna

Composer was a Finnish composer and violinist of the late Romantic and early-modern periods. He is widely recognized as his country’s greatest composer and, through his music, is often credited with having helped Finland to develop a national identity during its struggle for independence from Russia. Sibelius was born on 8 December 1865 in the Grand Duchy […]