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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  • Fortress is the place , where city of Lappeenranta started 1649. It has been ruled by Sweden, Russia and Finland.  more »
  • Located in the heart of the city. Find fairly easy. The fortress is absolutely not what we are accustomed to in Russia-just on a hill, just a dozen wooden buildings, well that's all) only but with the fortress offer beautiful views of the waterfront and the city) think that summer is much greener.
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  • Other than you would expect, this ommuurdefort. It consists of various separate buildings including Restaurants, shops, museums. Also a beautiful church. Nice to looen. Accessible free of charge.
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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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