Loviisa Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Gili_S
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Gili_S
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Gili_S

Most Recent Off The Beaten Path in Loviisa

  • Green town

    by Gili_S Written Dec 25, 2007

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This is relatively small city with small centre of older city and lots of space of green gardens and fields. Great place to live in for environmentalist if you don’t mind the nuclear power station near by ;-)

    Was this review helpful?

  • LysDor's Profile Photo

    Porvoo (Borgå in swedish)...

    by LysDor Written Sep 12, 2002

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness




    Porvoo (Borgå in swedish) means Castle River.

    The Castle Hill
    is located at the northern side of the town.

    Climb there even if there´s nothing to see on the hill, no castle, no ruins, juste some left-overs from young people spending their weekend time there.

    But views from this Viking age hill to the Old Town are superb!







    Loviisa (Lovisa) was founded 1745 as a fortified settlement on the former border of Sweden-Finland and Russia.

    Also the bastions Ungern and Rosen

    were started to be built (as well as the Svartholma island fortification).

    Today these ruins just outside the town serve as a site for summer theater.









    Was this review helpful?

  • Lighthouse

    by Gili_S Updated Dec 26, 2007

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This is not exactly the lighthouse we came for, but it is not such a bad one either, in case you visit with kids it will keep them busy... for a while ;-)

    Was this review helpful?

  • take the path

    by Gili_S Written Dec 25, 2007

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    While you walk in the forest, take the path to the top of the hill there is also a view tower where you can climb up and see the nice view of Loviisa.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Go to the forest

    by Gili_S Written Dec 25, 2007

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    As this is a relatively small city you can easily take a short hike to the beautiful forest just up the hill.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Loviisa

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

29 travelers online now

Comments

Loviisa Off The Beaten Path

Reviews and photos of Loviisa off the beaten path posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Loviisa sightseeing.

View all Loviisa hotels