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Svartholm Fortress, Loviisa

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The Svartholm fortress (Finnish: Svartholman merilinnoitus; Swedish: Svartholms fästning) was built between 1749 and 1764 outside Loviisa in Southern Finland by Augustin Ehrensvärd. The fortress, which lies at the mouth of the Bay of Loviisa, along with the planned land fortress at Loviisa, would have prevented invading Russian forces from entering what was then Swedish territory in present-day Finland.

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  • Let's be honest, the centerpiece of the fortress is that modern red-bricked grave looking space with few prints about the history of the place that could have been easily found online. Basically, we.....  more »
  • On a sunny day this is a must trip by boat. Historical castle with guidance of the most sweetest guide ever. Interesting history.  more »
  • New restaurant is not the best (July 2018) But the fortress is worth a look
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  • 1700-century multi-purpose stronghold with the Finnish Castle designer Pen. Served as a defence fortress and prison. Today, then as a museum. Museum free, guided tour is a mass of flowers. The fortress can be reached from many places to the interior. Preaching restaurant. The ferry ride to the island costs almost a couple of tens. My boat can therefore be sensible.
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