Lappeenranta Fortress, Lappeenranta

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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 .
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  • 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))
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  • The fortress is an ideal base for walks. Sensitive and delicate attitude towards nature and antiquity. Wonderful views.
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  • Fortress is in front of Saimaa bay. From here you can enjoy nice views of that lake and also relax under some tree in the green area. Fortress is composed by old houses and museum, there are also some...  more »
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  • Great destination to visit during botg summer and winter! The views are beautiful, the cafés are charming and the museums are well worth it
  • The place where you can feel the old lappeenranta atmosphere.
  • Nice, quite small historical place. Many museums in the area. At its best in the summer. Short distance to harbour and city.
  • Historical old town surrounded by land walls. Pictoresque old buildings, nice cafes and beautiful views to the city and the lake.
  • Had a great tour of this historic site.
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