The impressive Olavinlinna Castle, of Saint Olaf, sits on a small island in Lake Saimaa. It was built in the year 1475 by Swedish nobleman Erik Axelsson Tott. The grand façade consists of a citadel, a bailey and five round canon towers, making it one of the most contemporary fortresses of its time. Additionally, it is the northernmost medieval stone fortress that still stands! This heritage structure has witnessed many battles, conquests and changes in ownership, as can be seen in its varying architecture. It was a former border line fortress and army base for the famous Russian Generalissimo, Alexander Suvorov. Steeped in tales and history, wouldn’t you like to visit this site for yourself?
Home to the spectacular Savonlinna Opera Festival, held annually since the summer of 1912, this is indeed one of the most enriching places to visit in Finland. Choose between several guided tours and events organised through the year. Holiday club Saimaa will make all the arrangements, all you have to do is put on your comfy shoes and explore! The Olavinlinna Castle hosts numerous exhibitions in its museums – Castle Museum and Orthodox Museum. Here, you will discover exquisite religious icons and artefacts from Finland and Russia. When you’re not perusing through the incredible treasures, take in the sweeping views of the property.
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