Mobile Menu

Hamina fortress and old center

Surroundings
Hamina

The old centre of Hamina is a real service such as the circular town plan and the surrounding star-shaped fortress.

Hamina's city centre, based on a unique circular town plan, is one of the region's most fascinating sights. Visitors can enjoy a broader view of the City of Hamina and its history from the ramparts of the fortifications surrounding the city centre. The outward pointing corners of this star-shaped fortress's outer walls form six bastions named after the six Finnish citadels of the time: Helsinki, Hamina, Savonlinna, Lappeenranta, Hämeenlinna and Turku.

The largest of Hamina's bastions is the central bastion built in 1803–1811. Its 58 casemates (reinforced vaults) were originally designed as bomb-proof storage areas. Hamina's unusual circular town plan was created by Axel von Löwen in 1722–1723. Built in 1789, the Town Hall is the centre point of the circle.

 

Katso myös