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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,285 contributions
    Laivasilta is the old import port of Loviisa. Laivasilta has had 50 salt storehouses with salt, tobacco, coffee, spices and other imported products in them. Nowadays there are only some remaining salt storehouses there but they are very idyllic and beautiful. Handicraft shops, cozy cafeteria-restaurants and a museum are located in them.

    Nowadays Laivasilta is the guest harbor of Loviisa. Sometimes m/s J.L. Runeberg sails between Helsinki and Loviisa and stops there.

    Laivasilta isn't just a harbor. I loved the stone park very much, too. As many as ten windmills were located on Myllyharju Ridge next to the harbor in the 18th century. Nowadays there is only one windmill left there but some millstones can be seen in the stone park. You see a stone labyrinth there, too. Besides, a playground and a hundred-year-old tugboat named Onni are situated there.

    It was extremely nice to walk, sit and spend time here. I really love this place!
    Written 28 July 2020
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  • mWrite
    Helsinki, Finland1,367 contributions
    If you are approaching from Helsinki, suddenly this church arises in the front of you, basically street is divided in two going both sides of the church, but later traffic is being guided only on one side.
    The Church was built 1865 to replace previously burnt one. It has been built in traditional cross shape and in gothic style.
    It is also presents true recycling, as bricks are from close by Svartholm sea fortress, bells are the first church of Loviisa 18th century. Several other items are from old burnt church and other defunct churches from area.
    Written 12 August 2018
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  • Heljä M
    Helsinki, Finland150 contributions
    I enjoyed much this small museum which tell you the history of Loviisa, how people lived and shows the furniture and dresses. The Swedish King Kustaa III stayed here while steering the war against Russia at 18th century.
    Written 1 July 2020
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  • niinan2
    Nurmijarvi, Finland1,570 contributions
    What a lovely little sea fortress. It was nice just to wander around a enjoy the ruons and the scenery. A short boat trip from Loviisa to the fortress was really worth it.
    Written 21 July 2022
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,285 contributions
    Loviisan merenkulkumuseo (also known as Naval Museum of Loviisa and Lovisa sjöfartsmuseum) is located in the guest harbor, Laivasilta. The exhibition consists of two floors but it is quite small. However, it is very interesting. Unfortunately most texts are in only in Finnish and Swedish. Only some texts are in English, e.g. details of s/s Virgo. The museum is very idyllic and a family ticket is cheap. I hope that many people want to visit this interesting museum.
    Written 28 July 2020
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  • EspooHarry
    espoo75 contributions
    For art-lowers this is an unique place showing the artist's works of different periods and technics from drawings to photomontages.
    Written 27 August 2018
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,285 contributions
    The construction of Loviisan Linnake (Loviisa Fortress, bastions Ungern and Rosen) started in 1748. Nowadays Ungern is in better condition. The restoration of Rosen has also started. There are interesting plants around Rosen, e.g. introduces species (non-indigenous species, alien species) like war adventives and traffic adventives.

    There isn't very much to see in these bastions. If you only want to see them, it takes 10 minutes. However, I recommend that you walk along Ehrenvärd's Trail. The path is 2 kilometres long and there are information boards about the history of the fortress on the route. Texts are in Finnish, Swedish and English.

    It is easy to visit these bastions. You can walk there from the city center of Loviisa (the distance from the church of Loviisa is about one kilometre) or you can drive your car next to these bastions (write "Ungernin pysäköintipaikka" in your navigator). There isn't any admission fee and these bastions are open 24/7.
    Written 28 July 2020
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  • Heljä M
    Helsinki, Finland150 contributions
    I was surprised when I saw this exhibition by great artist and scenographer / costumier Ralf Forsström who was also present. He has desinged many decors and costumes to many plays and musicals in nordic theathers. You can see them here! Quite an experience to meet him also!
    Written 26 July 2018
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  • Sari S
    Loviisa, Finland2 contributions
    The shop is full on wonderful handicrafts made by local craftsman. And the prices are reasonable! There are woolen hats, scarves, crocheted toys, felt slippers and more!
    Written 1 January 2018
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,285 contributions
    It is said that Kukkukivi is one of the most beautiful observation towers in Finland. It is made of cast iron and painted red. The style is Art Nouveau. It was built in 1906 and it is situated 49 meters above the sea level.

    This free observation tower is open 24/7 all the year round. However, it may be hard to get there during a snowy winter. Kukkukivi is located on Myllyharju Ridge. There is only a walking path on the ridge. The path is about 1.5 kilometres long. The beginning of the path is in the park next to the church of Loviisa and Bonga Castle. You can also start walking from another end of the path in Street Antinkyläntie near the crossroads of Street Eteläharju. Kukkukivi is located quite near Street Antinkyläntie (about 200 metres from the street).

    I recommend that you walk the whole path on Myllyharju Ridge. In addition to Kukkukivi Observation Tower, also an old windmill (10 windmills were there in the early 19th century), a playground, an outdoor gym and many benches are situated along the path. You find famous Finnish poems on the metal tiles of those benches. There aren't any cafeterias or other services along the path.

    I think that Kukkukivi is THE MUST attraction in Loviisa!
    Written 29 July 2020
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