Kultaranta Garden, Naantali

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Kultaranta is the summer residence of the President of Finland. It is located in the district of Kultaranta on the island of Luonnonmaa, in Naantali. The granite manor house is surrounded by 560,000m2 of park, belonging to the property.The President of the Republic's summer residence, Kultaranta, stands in beautiful 54-hectare grounds in Naantali on the southwest coast. As well as the granite-built house, the complex includes numerous outbuildings and greenhouses, and a well-tended park.Kultaranta's original owner was the businessman Alfred Kordelin, who had a manor house built for himself in 1914. It was designed by the famous architect, Lars Sonck. When Kordelin died in 1917 the manor's ownership shifted to the University of Turku and, in 1922, the Finnish Parliament voted to acquire it for use as the president's summer residence.The ground floor contains the reception rooms and private apartments. Upstairs are the bedrooms and guestrooms. Marble steps lead from the ground floor to the tower, from which there is a magnificent view of Naantali and the inshore islands.The parks around the manor, containing approximately a thousand square metres of greenhouse and a garden with 3,500 roses called Medaljonki, are open to the public. The scent and colour of these roses are at their peak in the middle of the summer, when the President and family and their guests come to Naantali for the holidays. Tours in the garden are organised by the City of Naantali's tourist service.
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  • I took part for one hour guided tour in this lovely garden of president`s summer residence. The garden was very beautiful and everything was blooming, the weather was sunny and the official guide was....  more »
  • Tour in the gardens of presidential residence in Kultaranta was really worth of visit. The tour guide was excellent and explained the history of Kultaranta in a capturing way. The weather in July was....  more »
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  • Vapaa kävely perjantaisin klo 18-20. Muina päivinä Naantalin matkailun opastetut kierrokset. Maanantaisin puisto suljettu.
  • Puutarha oli kaunis mut tosissaan voisi vähän enemmän panostaa opastukseen. Vaikutti että opas opetellut muutamat lauseet ulkoa eikä osannut mihinkään kysymyksiin vastata. Kokonaisuudessaan ainoa tieto minkä sai oli, että jokainen presidentti tuonut alueelle omia juttujaan. Ei pahemmin muuta. Aika pettymys..

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