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The medieval castle consists of a main castle with three towers and a bailey with an encircling wall reinforced by towers. The castle went through numerous phases of construction, first as a Swedish and from 1743 as a Russian border fortification. It has been among Finland's best-known tourist attractions since the latter 19th century. It houses a restaurant and festival halls.
It is also home of the annual Savonlinna Opera Festival, that takes place in July (www.operafestival.fi) and Savonlinna Ballet Festival every June (www.savonlinnaballet.net).
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