St Olav Fortress

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This triangular fortress with three towers on one side is dedicated to St Olaf. It was built in 1475 by Erik Axelsson Tott to protect the kingdom's eastern provinces. It was extended, and two towers added in the 16-17C, but these were razed when the Russians took possession of the site (18C); it also served as a prison for a time. From the towers (30m), there are views of the fabulous landscape of lakes and islands. You can round off your visit at the small castle museum and the orthodox museum, which exhibits precious religious objects.

Useful information

Address : 

Linnankatu

Phone:

+358 15 531164

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

early Jun-mid Aug: 10am-5pm; mid Aug-end May: 10am-3pm - closed Bank Hols

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