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Suomenlinna's island is one of Finland’s most popular tourist attractions.
The cafe which can be seen on the picture was founded on one of the hills of the island. We may consume the hot coffee and the cakes taking delight in a wonderful view, there is a magnificent view over the sea from Piper’s terrace. This wooden-villa café in Finland’s oldest English-style park serves a soup of the day, savoury snacks, pastries and soft drinks, plus beer and cider.

More information from the island:

Suomenlinna is one of the world’s largest historical maritime fortresses. Built on six islands in the 1700s, the garrison town is among the most popular sights in Finland and a living district that is home to around 850 city residents. Suomenlinna has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. With its museums and events, Suomenlinna offers a unique experience for visitors of all ages, who can also enjoy idyllic cafes and cosy restaurants. Children can have a great time exploring the many tunnels of the old fortress. It is good to reserve at least half a day for a visit to Suomenlinna. The vast fortress is best explored on foot, so prepare for some hiking with good shoes and a windbreaker. Suomenlinna is open year-round, although some facilities are open only in the summer months. The municipal ferry to Suomenlinna departs from the Market Square throughout the year. In summertime you can also take a JT-Line waterbus from the Market Square. The journey takes around fifteen minutes.
(Source: helsinki.fi)

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