Brahelinna

Ristiina, Finland

Brahelinna ("Brahe Castle") was built by the Swedish soldier and stateman Per (Pietari) Brahe in 1646–1669. Brahe was a Governor General in Finland and Ristiina town part of his fiefdom. Brahelinna contained 15-20 rooms and was used for living from the year 1657. Some planned parts were never completed.

Brahelinna was abandoned during the Great Northern War in the beginning of the 18th century and finally demolished about 100 years later. Today there are some ruins (surrounding wall, cellar and some other parts) left and restored.

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Founded: 1646-1669
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Finland
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Finland)

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