The surroundings of the Cadet School Park

The area of the Cadet School, which was separate from the Russian garrison, formed its own entity. Of the original buildings in the area, the riding hall or Manege (1832), the Laboratory (1850s), the service/hospital building on the east side of the sand field ("Kanakoppi") and the red-brick official residence of the school commandant are still in place. The small hexagonal brick building in the park is a well from 1863. It belongs to the same complex as the official residence of the head of the Cadet School. The two-story Russian barracks converted into accommodation for cadets was located in front of the main building of the current Reserve Officer School. It was demolished right after the new main building was completed.

Alkuperäisistä rakennuksista ovat jäljellä maneesi (1832), tämän viereinen laboratoriotalo (1850-luku), kentän itälaidalla oleva huoltorakennus ”Kanakoppi” ja koulun johtajan punatiilinen virka-asunto (1860-luku), myöhempi upseerikerho. Venäläisestä varuskunnasta erillään ollut koulualue muodosti oman kokonaisuutensa.


Education at the Finnish Cadet School began in Hamina two hundred years ago. The foundations of education at the Hamina cadet school were created in the Haapaniemi cadet school that preceded it.

Hamina Fortress

In Hamina's symmetrical fortress model, the circle was geometrically divided by squares in such a way that an octagonal polygon was created.

There are only two such star-shaped fortresses, inside which there is a town in the shape of a circle, left in Europe: Hamina and Palmanova.

Welcome in the midst of history

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