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Battle of Bomarsund – The fall of the defensive position of the Russian Empire in Bomarsund

The battle took place in the summer of 1854, during the Åland War, which was part of the Crimean War. The Anglo-French alliance attacked the Russian defense

Olavinlinna Castle – The northernmost medieval stone fortress still standing in Savonlinna

The fortress was founded by Erik Axelsson Tott in 1475 under the name Sankt Olofsborg. The area was chosen from the point of view of defense: steep,

Eduskuntatalo – The parliament house of Finland in Helsinki

The building was constructed 1926–1931 and was officially inaugurated on March 7, 1931. Ever since then, and especially during the Winter War and Continuation War, it has

Keisarinnankivi – The Stone of The Empress in Helsinki

The monument was created by Carl Ludwig Engel in 1835 and commemorates the first visit of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna to Helsinki in the summer of 1833. Finland

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

Helsinki Cathedral – The Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral in Helsinki

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

Futuro – The round prefabricated house in Espoo

The house designed by Matti Suuronen, of which fewer than 100 were built during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Futuro is composed of fiberglass-reinforced polyester

Temppeliaukion kirkko – The unique church of the rock in Helsinki

A Lutheran church in the Töölö neighborhood. The church was designed by architects and brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and opened in 1969. Built directly into solid

Jean Sibelius – The Birthplace of the Finnish composer in Hämeenlinna

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

Emil Zatopek – The triple-gold winner in Helsinki

At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Zátopek won gold in the 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters, and the marathon, breaking Olympic records in each event. Zátopek is

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