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Historical sights, viewpoints, small boutiques and cozy restaurants

Lappeenranta Fortress (Linnoitus) is "THE MUST" sight in Lappeenranta. It is a lively old town... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
JariJK
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Kouvola, Finland
Nice views and relaxing atmosphere

Fortress is in front of Saimaa bay. From here you can enjoy nice views of that lake and also relax... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Giorgio P
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

Lappeenranta Fortress (Linnoitus) is "THE MUST" sight in Lappeenranta. It is a lively old town. There are both sights, restaurants, beautiful views and local dwelling houses there. Most important sights are South Karelia Museum (a historical museum), Lappeenrannan taidemuseo (an art museum), Taky Galleria (a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Fortress is in front of Saimaa bay. From here you can enjoy nice views of that lake and also relax under some tree in the green area. Fortress is composed by old houses and museum, there are also some nice coffee where you can relax...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Giorgio P
Reviewed 19 August 2018

What a superb fortress. A real credit to the Royal Engineers of Sweden , Russia and Finland who constructed the bastions, ground defences, ravelines, casemates, ditches and magazines.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ketley007
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The fortress area is a must see on your trip to Lappeenranta. You can see the old fortifications, some old buildings, museums and the nice cafe Majurska.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nimetön M
Reviewed 11 August 2018

When we had visited the Sandcastle I and my friends went on a walk at the fortress area. We were short of time, so we didn’t visit any museum and the Orthodox Church was closed for renovation. The fortress area is very nice during summer....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank leffex
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Worth a trek up the hill..brilliant views of the harbour from the top. Interesting buildings - art museum, summer theatre and atmospheric cafes and restaurants.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Nice place with small shops, coffees, museums and historical sights. The view to the Saimaa lake is pretty nice. Especially in the summer months worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

It's allways great to visit this old area with all those shops and overviewing the town. The road is a little bit difficult to walk because of the rocks.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Taster2000
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Surrounded by a passenger port, sand castle and jaht port. Inside museum, art gallery, shops and a nice Majurska cafe. Always some events - next "Pietarilaiset markkinat" 18.-19.8.2018.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jarmo E
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Had an early evening walk around the old fortress and found it to be both interesting and relaxing, good views out over the town dotted with history and interesting buildings now housing museums and restaurants.

Date of experience: July 2018
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