"Suomenlinna: Church" Suomenlinna Island & Fortress Tip by Airpunk
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The church was built by the Russians as an Orthodox church in 1854. It was converted into a Lutheran church in 1920. The change in religion had also a change in architecture. The five onion domes were removed and replaced by a single dome on the tower. This tower is used as a lighthouse, making it one of very few churches over the world which have this double function. Note also the fence-like structure around the church made out of old cannons and anchor chains. The church has now a very sober appearance, some would even say boring... Suomenlinna's church, however, is a popular church for weddings today. The church is located on Iso-Mustasaari, a 5 – 10 minute walk away from the visitor centre/ferry pier.
For general information on Suomenlinna, please see my sepearate tip on that.
Directions: Ferry-boat connection from the Market Square about every 40 minutes.
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