Rising over the shores of Lake Saimaa, Lappeenranta Fortress was erected to defend the town and guard the eastern border of Finland. However, after less than 20 years the fortification failed, when Russian troops took hold of the area and turned it into their own enclave. Today you can still see their Orthodox church at the site, as well as former barracks and prisons. Most of the buildings are now home to museums and galleries, and some house art workshops and cafes. A walk around the old town reveals structures that date back to the 1770s, including colorful wooden and stone houses typical of the region. Arrange to visit Lappeenranta Fortress and other attractions in Lappeenranta using our Lappeenranta online visit planner .
Lappeenranta Fortress Reviews
На крепость мало похоже, конечно, просто насыпной вал, а за ним домики. Но всё это находится на берегу озера. Виды шикарнейшие! Жизнь течёт неспешно. Самое подходящее место для прогулки и созерцания))... more »The fortress looks like a little, of course, just a loose shaft, followed by the houses. But it is on the shore of the Lake. Types of shikarnejshie! Life flows slowly. The most suitable place for walks and contemplation)) Harbor with a ship like in the picture))
Крепость прекрасно подходит для прогулки. Чуткое и деликатное отношение к природе и старине. ЧУдные виды. more »The fortress is an ideal base for walks. Sensitive and delicate attitude towards nature and antiquity. Wonderful views.
Amazing views, old buildings and lots of history. Great family day out.
Beautiful place. You can see Lake Saimaa down. History is everywhere.
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