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- 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 2022
- Swedish war exhibition was nicely executed. If you have possibility to have a guide, use that. Video clip was very good as well. Architecture is gorceous and museum shop has much to offer. I just love this placeWritten 14 November 2021
- 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 2022
- 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
- The Maretarium is a perfect size to get a good insight into Finnish fish. Interesting, well built exhibition.Written 15 June 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
- 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 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
- Island has an old fishing village, some summer homes, an old schoolhouse, a customs checkpoint and not much else. Quiet and "away from it all," especially if you can swing an overnight.Written 13 January 2019
- 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
- Warm welcome by the custodians of this museum. Well kept and preserved aircraft including a Gloster Gladiator in flying condition.Written 26 August 2018
- 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
- 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
- Isopuisto is Kotka's largest built park. It is an English-style landscape park, the design of which has been guided by the shapes of the terrain.
There is an important building in the park, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church from the late 18th century. The park is as old as the church.
As it was winter during our visit, we saw some funny snowmen standing in the park.Written 28 February 2021
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