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Encyclopedia > Old Castle of Lieto

The Old Castle of Lieto (Liedon Vanhalinna) is one of the important pre-historical fortressed hills of Finland. Province Western Finland Region Finland Proper District Turku City manager Sauli Ahopelto Official languages Finnish Area  - total  - land ranked 329th 200. ...

It is located between two ancient transport routes: Aura river and "Oxen Way of Tavastia" (Hämeen Härkätie), a highway, in the municiplality of Lieto, Varsinais-Suomi. There are estimates that its importance decreases when Turku castle became ready in beginning of 14th century. The Aura river (Finnish Aurajoki) is a river in south-western Finland. ... Varsinais-Suomi (Egentliga Finland) is the name of a geographical region in Finland which can refer to: Varsinais-Suomi - a historical Province of Sweden (Historical provinces of Finland) Turun ja Porin lääni - a former Province of Finland (County of Sweden) Varsinais-Suomen maakunta - a current Region of Finland Western Finland... The Turku Castle, (sv: Ã…bo slott) dating from the 1280s, is a monument of Finnish history. ...

Today: Vanhalinna Museum

There is a museum, founded in accordance with a donation charter given by Mauno and Ester Wanhalinna, who had decorated the place as a manor home. Archaeological finds for display on eras of Varsinais-Suomi starting from Stone Ages. Folk cultural department shows agrarian tools and life.

External material

(in Finnish)

  • Homepage of the museum
  • Archaeology site
  • Vanhalinna-themed net educational materials



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