Pispala Sauna Association Address: Pispalan valtatie 9 FI-33250 Tampere FINLAND Email: saunayhdistys [ät] rajaportti.fi

  • Rajaportti Sauna
  • Mon, Wed 18 - 22
  • Fri 15 - 21
  • Sat 14 - 22
  • Tel. +358-50-310 2611
  • GSM +358-40-776 5198
  • Rajaportti Café
  • Mon, Wed 16.30 - 22.30
  • Fri 13.30- 21.30
  • Sat 13.30 - 22.30
  • GSM +358-44-055 9353
  • Tel. +358-(0)3-213 0117

Rajaportti Sauna

The sauna block at Rajaportti in Pispala was built by Hermanni Lahtinen and his wife Maria in the beginning of the 20th century. The main building with a bakery and a shop was erected first, then followed by a smaller cottage, the sauna and a so called “taylor’s house”.

Today, the Rajaportti block belongs to the city of Tampere. Since 1989 the Pispala sauna association has been responsible for activities at Rajaportti and for maintenance of the premises. Thanks to the energy of the association, the sauna at Rajaportti is the oldest public sauna in Finland still going strong! At the turn of the millenium, a Sauna café was included and premises for a masseur was provided.

The Pispala sauna association wellcomes all sauna loving people to take a bath with us and enjoy their stay at Rajaportti. Furthermore, we hope that new generations yet to come will find their way to the public saunas and this way keep the genuine sauna culture forever alive!


Day of the Finnish sauna on Sat June 8 2019

Day of the Finnish Sauna will be celebrated on Saturday June 8 2019 at Rajaportin sauna at 1-10 p.m. All day good Rajaportti löyly (sauna steam) and cooling down at the sauna courtyard, where is also tent sauna on that day, as well as the opportunity to make your own sauna whisk. Sauna cafeteria (including a terrace) sells delicious salty pastries, buns as well as coffee and drinks. Massage treatment. Watching performances in cafeteria and at the outdoor stage: free entrance.

  • 14.00 The Declaration of Sauna
    Ari Johansson (Chair of the Board of Pispala Sauna Association)
  • 14.15 Classical guitar music, offered by TGF
    Misael Barraza-Diaz, Mexico
  • 14.45 Selkä & Issias
    Acoustic music with a large orchestra
  • 15.30 Tampereen Sävel presents
    Sine Nomine Vocal, Colombia
  • 16.00 Greetings from the City of Tampere
    Jari Ahjoharju (Chief Business Development Officer)
  • 16.15 The Declaration of Sauna in several languages
  • 16.30 Kielo Kärkkäinen & Band
    How Glad I Am - Tribute to Nancy Wilson
  • 17.15 Tampo
    Bubbling Caribbean rhythms
  • 18.00 Speech
    Juha Hurme
  • 18.20 Lämmitin tulisen saunan
    Tellus, women's choir
  • 19.00 Petra Poutanen Solo
  • 19.30 - 21.30 Kohti Tampereen Womexia - Folk Extreme presents
    Piia Kleemola, Silja Palomäki, Suistamon Sähkö, Pekko Käppi & K:H:H:L

Preliminary program, changes are possible. Please take cash with you.

Pispala Sauna Association
Pispalan musiikkiyhdistys, Folk Extreme, Tampereen Sävel, Tampere Guitar Festival TGF, Visit Tampere Oy

Tampere - The Sauna Capital of the World

Tampere, Sauna Capital
Tampere is now made known as the Sauna Capital. The Finnish Sauna Society and the International Sauna Association have stated to be in favour of Tampere’s status as the Sauna Capital. The Sauna Capital status is based on saunas being of high level and Tampere being home to most saunas in Finland. The announcement was made Monday 21.5.2018 at Finland’s oldest, still functioning, public sauna: Rajaportti Sauna in the district of Pispala, in Tampere.
The Sauna Capital of the World

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