Nygård, Helena

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Vaasa-born Mathilda was a noble lady who became known as prisoner`s true friend. The walk passes her childhood and youth surroundings and starts at the Vaasa Court of Appeal, Rantakatu.
King Charles IX established Vaasa in 1606. In 1852 a big fire destroyed the town. Some of the houses: Wasastjerna house and the old Court of Appeal luckily survived. We also visit the ancient place of a castle and ruins of the medieval St Maria...
This historical area, the first suburban area of the new Vaasa has a special place in the town`s history. Writers, shipbuilders, artists, factory workers have shaped the history of this island. The university campus situated here is sad to the most beautiful in Finland. Starting...
Kappelinmäki graveyard dates back from 1782 and is one of Finland`s oldest cemeteries still in active use. Much of Vaasa`s ancient history lies buried in its soil.