Suitian kartano

Suitian kartano, Siuntio: Address, Phone Number, Suitian kartano Reviews: 3.5/5

Suitian kartano
3.5
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Jul 2020
Suitian kartano Manor is only open to visit inside a couple of weeks a year this year from 14.7.20 to 6.8.2020. There are 2 chances to visit inside the Manor itself on a guided tour, 11.30 the guide speaks Finnish and then the Swedish version at 12.45, the tour takes about 1 hour. Speaking Finnish my family and I took the Finnish version. The guide first showed around the front of the Manor telling the history of the place although she did seem to be a bit unsure of some of the facts. Once inside, we were shown a large room with a painting at one end and not much more. The group being rather large, a few not being able to get into the room and the guide having to raise her voice. The following room was even more empty than the first, it had apparently been the kitchen once. Then a third room as empty as the others except that there were random maps of the local area placed on a large table. No explanation was given by the Guide about the maps, which seemed modern anyway. There was a second floor in the building, but this was not open to the public. Then we all went back outside and she told a bit about the garden and some graves which were there somewhere in the distance. We were then taken to the cellar, which was surprise, surprise empty, although I believe the stones did date back 4 or 500 years. After the tour we went to the cafe which is open from 11 to 15.00 where they offered coffee and soft drinks as well as a variety of cakes and savoury foods. On the whole a disappointing visit, expecially for the 10 euro guided tour, although the cafe was OK. They could do so very much more.

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Helsinki, Finland82 contributions
Expected more.
Jul 2020 • Family
Suitian kartano Manor is only open to visit inside a couple of weeks a year this year from 14.7.20 to 6.8.2020. There are 2 chances to visit inside the Manor itself on a guided tour, 11.30 the guide speaks Finnish and then the Swedish version at 12.45, the tour takes about 1 hour. Speaking Finnish my family and I took the Finnish version. The guide first showed around the front of the Manor telling the history of the place although she did seem to be a bit unsure of some of the facts. Once inside, we were shown a large room with a painting at one end and not much more. The group being rather large, a few not being able to get into the room and the guide having to raise her voice. The following room was even more empty than the first, it had apparently been the kitchen once. Then a third room as empty as the others except that there were random maps of the local area placed on a large table. No explanation was given by the Guide about the maps, which seemed modern anyway. There was a second floor in the building, but this was not open to the public. Then we all went back outside and she told a bit about the garden and some graves which were there somewhere in the distance. We were then taken to the cellar, which was surprise, surprise empty, although I believe the stones did date back 4 or 500 years. After the tour we went to the cafe which is open from 11 to 15.00 where they offered coffee and soft drinks as well as a variety of cakes and savoury foods. On the whole a disappointing visit, expecially for the 10 euro guided tour, although the cafe was OK. They could do so very much more.
Written 21 July 2020
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jaakkookulta
Siuntio, Finland45 contributions
A beautiful castle with lovely garden
Jul 2019 • Solo
A gorgeous medieval-based castle with a lovely garden and grave yard in the middle of beautiful Finnish countryside.

The castle used to belong to famous nobel family Fleming who called the estate Svidja (Swedish) which transformed into the Finnish form of Suitia. The Fleming family had a lot of power and they established the first iron works in the whole Finland to the castle grounds.

After Fleming the estate belonged to many nobel families in Finland. During the Finnish Civil War the Battle of Svidja took place here as the castle served as a fortress for the Whites. In the 21st Century the castle belonged to Helsinki University but after the University quit their work at the castle it was bought by famous Herlin family together with the owners of nearby Gårdskulla estate.

The castle serves as a festive place and a congress house. Suitia together with nearby Siuntio Church are listed as Significant Cultural Heritage and Built Environments in Finland.
Written 26 July 2019
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