Kuusisto Bishop's Castle Ruins

The emblem of the historical sites managed by MetsähallitusThe high-ranking clergymen's grand castle in Kuusisto was a showcase of everyday luxury in the age in question, featuring modern conveniences from abroad. In the Middle Ages, the bishop's palace was not only the centre of spiritual life in Catholic Finland, but also the focal point of political power. The castle's story came to an end when King Gustav Vasa ordered the bishop's residence to be demolished after the Reformation. Ruins were all that remained of former glories.

Medieval Splendour at the Palace of Bishops in Kuusisto

Location of Kuusisto Bishop's Castle ruins in FinlandLocation: Southern Finland, Southwest Finland, Kaarina (www.kaarina.fi)

Address: Linnanrauniontie 633, Kaarina

Visit: Kuusisto Bishop's Castle ruins are open to the public free of charge. Read more

Instructions and rules: The Kuusisto Bishop's Castle Ruins is a fixed relic site, which may not be excavated, covered or damage in any way under the Antiquities Act (www.nba.fi). Campfires are also prohibited everywhere except on a campfire site.

Sights and Activities: Kuusisto Bishop's Castle ruins, Kuusisto Manor (www.kuusistontaidekartano.fi) and nature trail of the Kappelimäki Nature Reserve  and the annual Bishop's Days event organised by the City of Kaarina's cultural services and Kaarina Parish.

Services: Guided tours for groups by advance reservation, subject to a charge, organised by Kaarina guides (www.visitkaarina.fi), a campfire site, a flush toilet (closed during the winter season), a jetty, a summer caféand art exhibition at Kuusisto Manor  (www.kuusistontaidekartano.fi) on the way to the Castle ruins, about 700 m away. Services provided by partners are available. Read more

Services for the Disabled: The trail circling the Castle ruins is accessible with assistance. The campfire site and flush toilet (closed during the winter season) are also available. Disabled visitors may drive by car to the small parking area next to the ruins. 

Suitability: Ideal for families, visitors arriving by water and culture enthusiasts.

The address of this page: www.nationalparks.fi/kuusisto

The site is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland.

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