The Architecture of the Sanatorium

The Architecture of the Sanatorium Tour focuses on the exceptional architecture and design solutions of the sanatorium.

The tour examines the sanatorium from an architectural perspective, its original design principles and the changes brought by different uses and decades. During the tour, you will visit the dormitory wing, which is not accessible on other guided tours.

The estimated combined duration of the tour and the exhibition is 90 minutes. The tour price includes admission to the Rooms of the Sanatorium exhibition, where you can explore the design, colors, and furniture of the sanatorium, as well as the preserved patient rooms.

Please note that the tour is not accessible; it involves moving through stairs and narrow corridors.

This tour is conducted in Finnish. If you are interested in an English-language architecture tour, please contact our sales service at sales@paimiosanatorium.com.

Tour Schedule:
Tours in Finnish:
Thursday and Sunday 3.30 pm.

Adults 25 €
Students, unemployed, pensioners and children aged 7–15, 20 €
Under 7 years, free admission

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“By participating in the tours of the Paimio Sanatorium and visiting our exhibition, you are helping to maintain the future of the sanatorium and, with it, the preservation of  Aino and Alvar Aalto’s significant architectural heritage, for future generations.


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