Olavinlinna Castle (The Castle of St. Olaf) was founded in 1475. It originally had five towers, but three of them remains at present. The castle stands on a small rocky island in lake Saimaa which is the biggest lake in Finland. It was built by Swedes, but was occupied by Russia in 1743. The upper brown parts of towers were extended under Russian rule. Nowadays, the castle is famous for Savonlinna opera festival which take place every July. It is not possible to visit the central bastion during the festival season. You have to take guided tour to see inside of the castle.

 
Location : Savonlinna
Date : 1475
 
 
   
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