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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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  • We were there at winter and still it was good thing to see - all these walls, buildings and old church. Also there were some exhibition of ice figures and it wass fun to guess them.  more »
  • Lappeenranta-quite ordinary Finnish village with several shops. Russians usually go in Lappa with the purpose of shopping tour. However, in addition to hunting for delicious food, you should definitely visit «Linnoitus Lappeenranta ". No, not looking for a huge built of stone construction, similar to the Narva fortress Linnus in Lappeenranta is a small complex of buildings (some of which are used under the good restaurants/cafes) and quite good museums. In Lappeenranta-mandatory placement.
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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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