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- The exhibitions are done really well. They had the Pompeii and Kohtalona Ruotsinsalmi when we visited. The sounds were exceptionally well made in the exhibitions. The staff and the guides are super helpful and kind.Written 10 June 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Beautiful setting we went by boat which got a bit boring after half an hour we where on Saga cruise,best go by road.Written 23 June 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Porvoo has more write-ups in the travel literature that Kotka but it should be the other way around and it is not that much further out of Helsinki. It is a really nice town and this park is great. At the top of the park there are polished samples of every granite in Finland. Simply amazing the stone that comes out of Finland. There are bronze animal statues and the water fall is peaceful. If you continue to drive along the water there are beautiful stopping points where the forest meets the water. We really enjoyed visiting this city. We also drove out to the point of land where there is a large bronze statue and you can look back at the city. Very nice place to visit.Written 2 June 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The Maretarium is a perfect size to get a good insight into Finnish fish. Interesting, well built exhibition.Written 15 June 2021
- Very picturesque trail and quite easy one. It is split in 2 parts- sea path and forest path. Many magnificent views at the sea path. I recommend to start with the sea part (blue) and if not tired- continue the forest one (red). But both of them is about 4-5 km in total, so quite easy walk and not too many uphills.Written 21 June 2023
- This park is easily accessed by car but also in the walking distance from the city center. There is a big free parking lot with info guides, small kiosk and bajamaja toilets. Park is facing open sea and wind could hard and cold but in the sunny day it was also hot.
Park is great combination of grass, meadows, rocks, water, sculpture, planetarium, playgrounds, gym equipment, tables, benches and grilling places. It has lot to see in the compact area and all parts are in good shape. Kids enjoy nice playgrounds for sure and there's also a Moomin house.
This park is best part of city and for free. You can spend here hour or two to just relax and enjoy the sea. Better facilities could be appreciated though.Written 29 June 2020
- This Neo-gothic style brick church was inaugurated in 1898. The bell tower rises to a height of 54 meters.
On our visit, the church was closed and we couldn't see the altarpiece painted by Pekka Halonen and the largest Baroque-style organ in Finland.Written 28 February 2021
- Sibelius Park is centrally located at the start of Lehmuspromenadi. It is part of the Kotka Sculpture Promenade.
Hotel Seurahuone is located next to it. We had a good view of the park from our hotel room.
The park is at its best in the summertime when it turns into a green oasis with old trees and beautiful flower beds.
A children's playground is located in the park.Written 23 February 2021
- This central 800-meter-long pedestrian street starts from Sibelius Park. The beautiful promenade is bordered by two parallel rows of linden trees. You can find many interesting sculptures along the way.Written 23 February 2021
- If you can get out there you will not be sorry. Delight at every hand. Unspoiled. We went in our yacht.Written 14 September 2018
- St. Nicholas Orthodox Church is located in Isopuisto Park. It was completed in 1801 and is the oldest building in Kotka. The church was built in Russian Neo-classicism style.
On our visit, the church was closed. So we couldn't see the interior.Written 28 February 2021
- In this little town in East Coast Finland there are many beautiful parks to visit. How about packing a picnic basket or some sausage and wood or coal and grill your food by the Kymijoki river?
Before or after you could make a small walk and check what is blooming this time.Written 8 June 2018
- This central 800-meter-long pedestrian street is bordered by two parallel rows of linden trees. The first trees were planted as early as the 19th century. Later there were many sculptures added and today it is called Kotka Sculpture Promenade.Written 23 February 2021
- Great day out at Varissaari - Fort Elizabeth, we arrived late morning spent an hour discovering the island followed by a fantastic lunch at the restaurant. Delicious and great service. Very interesting history to the island and boat over was pleasant and quick. Would recommend a visit and would definitely return!Written 19 June 2019
- This striking-looking tower completed in 1920 was originally built as a water tower.
The top of the Art Nouveau and Classicism style tower is about 72 meters above sea level.
If you want to visit inside the tower, check the opening times beforehand.Written 28 February 2021
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