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.

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

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