Lappeenranta Fortress

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Lappeenranta Fortress
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Jellona
Vantaa, Finland1,431 contributions
Jul 2021
Plenty of history around in this nice, quiet neighborhood. There are not really that much left of the actual fortress (only the outer walls, I think...) but nice old buiildings and a nice view to the lake.
Written 24 August 2021
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niinan2
Nurmijarvi, Finland1,523 contributions
Jul 2021
I visited the Lappeenranta Fortress for the fist time and I liked it very much. So much history and interesting and beautiful building and details all over. I guess one could spend hours wandering around the fortress.
I was surprised how much life was inside the fortress; homes, cafes, museums and so on. I somehow thought it was all ruins so a nice surprise there.
Wonderful views to the Lake Saimaa and to the city center from the fortress.
Written 27 July 2021
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B T
London, UK814 contributions
May 2021
This is a nice area with lots of old buildings with museums and cafes and a good view over the lake.
Written 9 May 2021
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Pasi T
Lappeenranta, Finland19 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
Been there many times, the area starts to be quite nice (renovations of the old structures, nature and plants,...) place to visit at a nice summer day but still lack's some more services for visitors
Written 16 November 2020
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jlaakso
Porvoo, Finland67 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Three museums (two art museums and a small and comfy cavalry museum), nice cafes, lots of shops with local arts and crafts. We had pancakes with honey that’s made by bees local to the fortress yard!
Written 8 August 2020
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland23,629 contributions
Jul 2020
The fortress area hosts museums, an old Orthodox Church, cafes, restaurants, and artisan shops.

Most of the buildings date from the time of Russian rule, the 18th and 19th centuries. The main street, Kristiinankatu, was named after the Swedish queen, Christina.

The guardhouse at the Main Gate hosts the Cavalry Museum. You can also visit the Lappeenranta Art Museum and the South Karelia Museum.

There are panoramic views from the embankments around the fortress.
Written 16 July 2020
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Дарья Johannesfred
Stockholm, Sweden28 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Very quite and peaceful place. I was traveling alone and came there occasionally,and I was surprised with an atmosphere inside. I spent 2 hours walking around (winter time) - the place is amazing for thinking about eternal things by yourself!
Written 21 February 2020
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Timo K
Espoo, Finland420 contributions
Aug 2019
There is a nice view over the city gulf. The fortress houses three museums, the orthodox church and many restaurants and cafes.
Written 18 August 2019
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HMK2310
Sydney, Australia171 contributions
Jul 2019
Lovely spot on the shores of Lake Saimaa, plenty of cafes and shops at least in the summertime. Hired bicycles to get around the place and that was just perfect for exploring.
Written 7 August 2019
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JariJK
Kouvola, Finland4,973 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
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 picture and handicraft gallery) and the Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God (the oldest Orthodox church in Finland, also known as Pokrovan kirkko, built in 1785). Good restaurants are Coffee House Majurska, Kehruuhuone, Linnoituksen Krouvi, Satamatie 6 and Wanha Makasiini. Read separate Tripadvisor reviews about all these sights and restaurants.

Lappeenranta Fortress is a nice walking area and an excellent photography spot. I recommend it for everybody. There are also nice boutiques in the fortress. You shouldn't visit Lappeenranta without seeing Lappeenranta Fortress.
Written 25 October 2018
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