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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. Plan your Lappeenranta Fortress visit and explore what else you can see and do in Lappeenranta using our Lappeenranta trip itinerary maker.
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  • An interesting historical environment, in which the buildings, as well as the Swedish and Russian rule. The fortress is constantly restored and hosts a variety of events at different times of the year.
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  • I have visited this place several times, but the best was in summer when everyring around was green and blooming. On the territory of the complex are several museums, orthodox church, monument to the ...  more »
  • On the pavement, paved, through Vyborg gate you can climb to the fortress of Lappeenranta. Under the leadership of Suvorov fortress was in the late 18 century expanded and strengthened and served to protect the distant frontiers of St. Petersburg. In memory of Suvorove named one of the streets in the fortress and set its bas-relief. On the territory of the fortress a few "mini"muzeev, Orthodox Church and a wonderful Cafe "majorshi".
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