Bomarsund fortress and garrison was built in 1832-1854 by Russian Empire to defence Åland Islands against enemies. British and French fleet attacked against it during the Crimean War in 1854. After a week of fighting the British stormed the remaining fort. Anglo-French forces destroyed it totally after battle. In the Treaty of Paris 1856, the entire Åland Islands were demilitarized, which is a status that has been preserved until this day.

Nowadays there are some ruins left and fortress area is open for visitors.

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Founded: 1832-1854
Category: Ruins in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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