Rajaportin Sauna

Tampere, Finland

Rajaportin sauna is the oldest working public sauna in Finland. It was founded in 1906 by Hermanni Lahtinen and his wife Maria. The main building with bakery and a shop was erected first, then followed by a smaller cottage, the sauna and a so called “taylor’s house”.

Today, the Rajaportti block belongs to the city of Tampere. Since 1989 the Pispala sauna association has been responsible for activities at Rajaportti and for maintenance of the premises. At the turn of the millenium, a Sauna café was included and premises for a masseur was provided.

Reference: Rajaportin Sauna

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Founded: 1906
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Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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Tommi Pekkanen (2 years ago)
Only authentic public sauna in town. At it's best during late autumn - early spring since there is no lake close enough.
Lotta Aulamo (2 years ago)
Easily the best public sauna I have been. A legend. Best public löyly ever! Only minus is that you cant swim there.
Cheng Hsu (3 years ago)
One of the oldest sauna has been 111 years now. It is the best place to meet the true Finns and the sauna is really good once you get used to it. Go discover to Finn inside you!!!
kimmmo hidas-ilmari (3 years ago)
Oldest public sauna in Finland and many might agree that it is also one of the best if not the one. Amazing long löyly that heals aching shoulders and the broken heart. It's a Very traditional sauna with separate sides for men and women. No bathing suits used. Space to cool off outside and nice little cafe next door.
Hannah Tse (3 years ago)
Came here as knew this is the oldest sauna in Finland still in operation. It was a very unique and nice experience. While I tried sauna in Helsinki hotel and university dormitory, this old has a very unique woody smell and the environment gave you a very historical feeling. The staff was friendly and helped to keep valuable items. Bring a towel with you and enjoy the interesting experience!
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