18th century fortress located in Luumäki
The fortress in the centre of Taavetti is part of the chain of fortresses built during the period of Russian rule in the late 18th century to protect St. Petersburg. The village of Marttila, at the intersection of four roads, was considered a strategically important place to fortify. Here, the Ylinen Viipurintie road leading from Vyborg to Hämeenlinna and the road leading inland from Hamina intersected. The construction of the fortress was decided on the Day of Remembrance of Saint David of Thessalonica and was named after him.
You can explore the fortress on your own, either by following the signposts, touring the frisbee golf course, or even having a picnic. During the summer, the fortress hosts guided tours. The jogging track also goes through the fortress. During the summer, the fortress hosts events and singing evenings. The most famous events are the music event Vallijamit and the Marttila village market.