Suomenlinna Church

Suomenlinna Church

The Suomenlinna Church was built originally as a Greek Orthodox garrison church for the Russian troops of Suomenlinna sea fortress in 1854 and originally had five onion domes.

It was converted into an Evangelical Lutheran church during the 1920s. Its extensive iconography was warehoused by the city of Helsinki municipality, and their current whereabouts are unknown. Today its central dome doubles as a lighthouse; the signal blink is the morse code for the letter "H" for Helsinki. A very popular wedding church and one of the first landmarks for people arriving at Helsinki by sea.

External links

* [http://www.suomenlinna.fi/index.php?menuid=16&lang=eng Brief details]


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