Kuusisto Bishop's Castle

Kuusisto Bishop's Castle, Kaarina

Kuusisto Bishop's Castle
3.5
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Timo K
Espoo, Finland420 contributions
Hidden gem
Jan 2020
I have passed the sign many times. This castle is 11 km away from the motorway. The parking lot is 1 km away from the ruins. You can get an impression of the bishops castle seeing the ruins and reading the information tables. There is also a walking path from the parking lot to the castle. Best time to visit is during the summer, when the manor is also open.
Written 26 January 2020
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SakiJR
Turku, Finland926 contributions
Stone Castle ruins by the sea
May 2019 • Family
Located in small green peninsula in Kuusisto Island. Only impressive ruins of old palacelike bishops castle remains. Tranquille and nice area to explore by foot especially during spring, summer and autumn seasons. Not much services.
Written 17 June 2019
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MikaTKokko
Kaarina, Finland16 contributions
Ruins of the medieval castle
May 2019 • Couples
Nice place to visit, full of history.
Today many people come here to enjoy their picnic on the lawns
Written 7 May 2019
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Arno V
Kaarina, Finland7 contributions
Ruins of a medieval castle
Jun 2018 • Solo
Ruins of a medieval bishop´s castle. Not very well preserved. The castle was catholic, and as King of Sweden, Gustav I (1496-1560) turned to lutheranity, he ordered the catholic bishop´s castle to be destroyed in 1528.
Mainly of national interest.
Written 11 December 2018
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lmsk2014
Helsinki, Finland891 contributions
Beautiful nature, interesting ruins
Jul 2018 • Family
The medieval Kuusisto bishop's castle (Kuusiston piispanlinna) is a fairly large ruin and an important part of Finnish history. It is situated on a beautiful spot by the sea.

In the summer season there is a small cafe, from where you can also request small tours and further information.

You can also bring a packed lunch and things to barbeque over open fire; there's a place for that by the water.

Close to the castle ruin is also the Kuusisto manor, similarly historically important. In the summer season you can also visit the manor; there is a small cafe and a pretty good art exhibition there, too.

You can also walk the short nature trails by the castle, manor and the surrounding forrests.

PRO TIP: take a bike trip here! A charming winding road.
Written 21 July 2018
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antilsa
Helsinki, Finland233 contributions
Stronghold of Magnus II Tavast / Maunu Tavast in 15th Century
Sep 2016 • Solo
If you are interested in the details of Finnish history, this site is for you. The castle was ordered to be demolished during the Protestant Reformation in 1528 by the king Gustav I of Sweden. That is why there is not much left to see these days. Anyhow, a beautiful place to visit. Easiest access by car. About 16 km's from Turku, outskirts of Kaarina.
Written 8 October 2016
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MosseTurku
Turku, Finland1,996 contributions
Not worth the detour
Apr 2016 • Family
Yes, the place has an interesting history as the stronghold of the Catholic Church, bui it was torn into pieces a liong time ago and the Stones have been used elsewhere. Only ruins remain, so there's really not so much to see. OK, if you're really interested in history, then you may find it interesting, but for an average tourist there's absolutely nothing worth seeing. The nearby Kuusisto manor used to have a summer café and it was nice to comine the visit to the ruins with a coffee, but nowadays it serves as some kind of art exhebition place.
Written 29 June 2016
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MC0777
Oulu, Finland7,102 contributions
On the way to the archipelago ring route
Jul 2015 • Friends
Unfortunately, in Finland you can not find very many preserved castles.
This castle was built in the 14th century to serve as a stronghold for the Catholic bishops in Finland. Here you can find the ruins of that.
Written 8 July 2015
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DameNoir
Turku, Finland31 contributions
Scenic views full of history
Aug 2014 • Friends
Formerly an important centre for trade and defence, the castle is now in ruins but you can still sense the history. The area is quite small, but you can always stop for a picnic like some locals do and enjoy the weather if it's warm (free admission all year round, but in the summer it's obviously nicer). There's also a boat/swimming dock and a simple outdoor barbecue area that you can use for free. Situated in a bay, the views are fantastic from the wooden lookout areas.

The ruins are easily reachable by bus (http://www.foli.fi/en/timetables-and-routes/timetables). The bus stop is next to a parking lot, and from there it's only a short walk.

Make sure to check out the Kuusisto Manor along the way! It nowadays functions as an art exhibition building (free admission), and sells some sweet and savoury snacks in the kitchen.
Written 21 April 2015
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