Taavetti Fortress

Luumäki, Finland

Taavetti fort was built by Russians between years 1773 and 1803 to strategically important crossroads. It was part of the South-Eastern Finland fortification system and meant to defence Russia against possible Swedish attacks. The first phase in 1773-1781 a circle bastion was completed. Inner parts were built in 1791-1796.

Military use of Taavetti ended already in 1803. Fortress was nearly ruined when the renovation started in 1980’s. Nowadays it’s open for visitors and used for summer events.

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Founded: 1773-1796
Category: Castles and fortifications in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)

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Max C. (2 years ago)
Great ancient fortress surrounded by forest
Jori Varapyörä (2 years ago)
Ok
Tuula Haila (4 years ago)
Nice place, for picnic or just to stop by. Still nothing extremely special, just ruins of old castle.
Jorma Kovasiipi (6 years ago)
Hieno paikka kauniina kesäpäivänä, historian havinaa.
Topi Kangas (6 years ago)
Vanhat linnoituksen muurit on paikalla. Hyvää historian oppia useamman vuosisadan takaa. Antaa vähän perspektiiviä tällä päivälle kuinka ennen muinoin on eletty ja tultu toimee
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