Book your travel to Helsinki with cryptocurrency and visit a cultural treasure - Suomenlinna

XcelTrip|5 min read|Aug 26, 2019

Finland’s capital was founded in the 16th century but the city you see today really took shape in the 1800s. Get the Helsinki Card for a free city tour, free public transport, free entrance to museums and discounts on shopping, restaurants and tours. It's said Swedes had completed Suomenlinna - an ambitious sea fortress, which huge project is still intact and is just one of a catalogue of exciting things to track down in Helsinki. Covering an area of 210 ha and consisting of 200 buildings and 6 km of defensive walls, the fortress stretches over six separate islands. The original fortress was built using local rock and fortified with a system of bastions over varied terrain. 

 Book your travel to Helsinki with cryptocurrency and visit a cultural treasure - Suomenlinna


After Finland gained independence in 1917, the fortress was renamed Suomenlinna (or Fortress of Finland) and served as a garrison and a harbour. The military role of the fortress declined after World War II, and in 1973 the area was converted for civilian purposes. Since then, buildings have been renovated to serve as apartments as well as workspaces, to house private and public services, and for cultural purposes. Today, Suomenlinna is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Finland and constitutes a district of Helsinki with 850 inhabitants.  Find time to see some modern architecture too - the Temppeliaukio Church is worth to be visit. Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green parks. The city’s rhythm is laid back yet at the same time refreshingly active in terms of both the number and quality of restaurants and nightclubs.


The capital of Finland is a compact city easily explored on foot. Design, architecture, culture and shopping are all great exploration angles and large park areas, forests, lakes, and the coastline with numerous islands sprinkled off it. Needless to say, there’s something going on in Helsinki every day of the year. Helsinki is the largest city in Finland and sits on a granite peninsula on the north coast of the Gulf of Finland, facing the Baltic Sea. King Gustavus Vasa of Sweden founded Helsinki in 1550, and in 1808 the town was incorporated in the Russian Grand Duchy of Finland. After a great fire destroyed a third of the town in 1808, Carl Ludwig Engel (1778-1840) was commissioned to rebuild it, and the resulting Neoclassical city center is laid out in wide handsome streets and boulevards with plentiful parks. The harbor, where many of the nearly 300 cruise ships that visit annually dock, is right in the heart of Helsinki, and a number of the top tourist attractions are within walking distance. Helsinki is a great city to explore on foot or on a bike, and has an excellent public transportation system that includes boats to the islands and trains to other destinations in Finland. 


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