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The Island of Lepers and Mad Women

The Sjalo island (Seili in Finnish) has an eerie atmosphere. In the 17th century a hospital for... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2013
Susanna R
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Turku, Finland
Not worth it, but ...

Really shame that this place isn't utilizing it's potential. The Sjalo island has a rich history... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2015
Jayman63
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Uusimaa, Finland
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6 Aug 2015
“Not worth it, but ...”
23 Sep 2013
“Don't miss the chance to visit this place!”
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Sjalo Island, Nagu 25230, Finland
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Reviewed August 6, 2015

Really shame that this place isn't utilizing it's potential. The Sjalo island has a rich history you can't basically go anywhere there. They have fenced all the fields and even the famous former mental hospital does not welcome anyone there. In addition to that, the...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Actually this review is about the church, but also about its surroundings. This little island used to be dedicated to lepers. So it used to have everything to be completely independent and has an interesting and creepy history. Nowadays it's a fascinating turistic place and...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

The Sjalo island (Seili in Finnish) has an eerie atmosphere. In the 17th century a hospital for lepers was founded on the island, to isolate those who had fallen ill. It is told that the people sent to Sjalo were given boards to take with...More

Thank Susanna R
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