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 ;-)
Porvoo (Borgå in swedish)...
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.
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 ;-)
take the path
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.
Go to the forest
As this is a relatively small city you can easily take a short hike to the beautiful forest just up the hill.