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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  • There is much to see in the fortress. It is full of small shops of handicraft and exhibitions, museums of war. The enclave is beautiful and you can spend a nice day strolling by the strength which is actually the old town of Lappeenranta. Lots of history! We did not have the opportunity to visit any of the restaurants and cafes that there is.
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  • For half an hour obezhal, haven't had time the next time you walk longer poljubujus take! And this time only popped in at the store, bought a card and a pair of any gifts.
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  • The old fortress is certainly one of the more beautiful parts of Lappeenrantas. It is definitely a "must to see". You have here a beautiful view of Lake Saimaa. Throughout, it has great museums, coffee, etc. I visited the Museum of the history of Karelia – this is definitely worth a visit. You should visit one of the coffees. In a few minutes it is from here on the port.
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Where to stay in Lappeenranta

While you won't find many true luxury options in Lappeenranta, its hotels offer affordable accommodations. You'll also find hostels and apartments geared toward housing its extensive university student population. Because of its history as a spa town, many hotels feature these sorts of amenities. Most accommodations cluster in the city center around the church and near the small airport, with easy access to the nearby lake. Guesthouses and private apartments outside of town offer more peace and quiet for prices lower than central hotels, but you'll need a car in order to get around efficiently.
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