The State of Finland owns this gorgeous old yellow manor house in Vantaa, kept for representative purposes. Its roots date ... More
The State of Finland owns this gorgeous old yellow manor house in Vantaa, kept for representative purposes. Its roots date back to the seventeenth century, as does the name. Many Finnish citizens have seen it on TV at the time of high-class political visits and events. The manor has had a lot of noblemen and military officers as its owners. The imposing main building from 1816 dates back to the era of Councillor of State Hisinger. Tradition has it that the architect of this building was Engel himself, and that might be true. It was restored in 1915-1916 by another known Finnish architect, Jarl Eklund. The park and fruit garden are unique, with their impressive old trees. Many foreign top politicians have been seen jogging here in their free time. The façade of the main building has a terrace surrounded by Ionian columns with balustrades in a pompous and Imperialist fashion. The interior contains a lot of rare, valuable details such as French wallpaper dating back to the 1840s. The families that have owned this manor include the Couple of the "golden era", Major Gripenberg and his wife. The final heir, baroness Asta, had to sell the manor to the Finnish state 1961 after she realised how hard it was to manage such a big house.
The name Hatanpää is one of the oldest in the Tampere area, and the village of Hatanpää, consisting then of
three houses, is mentioned already in the oldest preserved land register from the year 1540. In 1698 the houses ...
Just 13 miles from Helsinki, the Hilton Helsinki Vantaa Airport Hotel is the only hotel with direct access to the
international airport terminal via covered walkway, which is less than a mile. Guests can do business in one of ...