Sightseeing Picturesque Svartå Manor (Mustio), Finland
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Hello again dear scene walker.
Today we’re welcomed to the beautiful wooded lands of the Svartå Manor (Fi: Mustion Linna).
I preceded you up this hill as we walk past this beautiful medieval looking temple to the private garden.
Svartå Manor is located in the town of Raseborg, in the small village of Svartå, 80 km west of Helsinki.
And is one of the most famous estates in Finland with over 200 years of history.
In fact, in 1561 King Gustav I of Sweden launched one of Finland’s first ironworks here.
In the 18th century, the Linder family arrived in Finland from Sweden.
The ironworks would come under their control and in the years 1783-1792 the main building of the manor was built.
It is surrounded by a large english-style garden renovated in the late 19th century.
The glory time of Svartå Manor happened when Hjalmar Linder (1862-1921) was head of the estate.
He was a large landowner, the richest man in Finland of his time.
He owned Finland’s first car in 1902, a Mercedes Simplex.
The King of Belgium would have liked to have bought the same car, but Hjalmar offered more.
Since no one in Finland knew how to drive such a car, the previous driver and his wife drove it to Svartå Manor, terrifiying the inhabitants of Svartå.
Hjalmar was married for 3 years with the sister of “the greatest Finn of all time” Carl Gustaf Mannerheim (1867-1951), 6th President of Finland.
In the year 1941 the manor from the Linder family was sold.
Until Magnus Linder bought it back in 1985.
It was a major operation to restore the area and buildings to their original state.
Magnus wanted the manor with garden to be opened to the public.
The main building (Manor) is now used as a museum.
A high-quality hotel is also active on the grounds of the estate.
Svartå Manor has become a successful tourism company, which has been transferred to Filip Linder since 2010.
Admission to the garden is free, but it is recommended to take a guided tour with a tour of the museum.
You’ll hear about the long, interesting history, as well as the exciting and tragic phases of the family.
A tour of the mansion takes about 45 minutes.
Guided tours in Swedish, English, German, French or Russian can be arranged with advance reservation.
The 4* hotel of Svartå Manor consists of 5 historical cottages surrounded by an idyllic garden and river.
The cottages date back to the 19th century when they housed the ironworks’ workers.
Nowadays they have been carefully renovated into modern hotel rooms.
Staying in this place guarantees a unique experience to relax in style and comfort.
Enjoy the tranquility of this wonderful ancient place.
The Svartå church is another beautiful building that we will visit.
It was completed in 1761 and was used by the people of Svartå, Ingå and Lohja.
The church with the surrounding garden of the manor makes for a perfect wedding ceremony.
Thank you for joining
Have a great day and hopefully see you next time.
Together we learn, explore and walk through the scenes.
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