Loviisa Travel Guide

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Loviisa Things to Do

  • Wooden houses

    Those are traditional style wooden houses, they are not old, they just built in an old design style, and you will see such in many old cities around Finland.

  • The harbour

    The harbour area is maybe the nicest and relax place to visit with lots of boats and nice terraces to have a drink and relax with the warm sunshine in the summer.

  • Loviisa sea museum

    You can visit the Loviisa sea museum, not exactly spectacular one and I did not went inside this time, maybe if it was raining I would ;-)

  • Church of Loviisa

    This is the Church of Loviisa, it is in the city centre in the end of the boulevard, you surely can’t miss it.

  • Bongan Linna-Palace

    Bongan Linna is renovated by an artists couple Riitta Nelimarkka and Jaakko Seeck and is nearly 100 years old. In its museum gallery there are over 200 works by Nelimarkka from abt. 20 years. From colourful art textiles to oil paintings and drawings. Gallery is open for groups throughout the year by booking and in summer 15 June-17 August on...

  • Town Hall

    Loviisa's Town Hall and church were designed by Georg Chiewitz and are thought as his best works. Town Hall is from 1862.

  • Porvoo Cathedralis located...

    Porvoo Cathedralis located in the centre of the Old Town.And here comes a trivia question: which one of the famous finnish formula one drivers got married here?

  • Have a walk in the Old Town...

    Have a walk in the Old Town of Porvoo or even better take a ride!Beside this very narrow and most picturesque streets you can also find the art gallery Vanha Kappalaisentalo and The Edelfelt-Vallgren art Museum.Loviisa Harbouris an award-winning clean harbour with some old store houses. Just a beautiful spot to spend time on a sunny day! At the...

  • You can find the statue...

    You can find the statue ofJ.L.Runebergclose to Aleksanteri street.


Loviisa Hotels

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Loviisa Restaurants

  • Ölvin by the sea

    Nice cosy summer restaurant, with evening program, music etc.Located by the waterfront, near small marketplace. nice naval and local athmosphere. I took a salmon soup. was good.House Burgers looked great and big.

  • Coffeehouse

    There are few cafes to chose from in the harbour, I would say, just pick the one which have the best table in the sun ;-)

  • Vanha Laamanni(don´t even...

    Vanha Laamanni(don´t even ask the translation) at one corner of the Porvoo Cathedral square is the place where the Porvoo Diet was held 1809.Ha-haa, what a coincidence, nowadays the restaurant is acting very far from slimming diet! The café serves excellent cakes (try the blueberry one) and the restaurant offers modern but not so light cooking.Here...


Loviisa Transportation

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    It is simple to reach Porvoo...

    by LysDor Written Sep 12, 2002

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    It is simple to reach Porvoo and Loviisa by car from Helsinki; it´s 40 minutes to Porvoo and about 60 minutes to Loviisa.

    But if one want´s to have a good sightseeing of the eastern coast, why not try one of these boat trip to Porvoo!

    More information can be found at:BOAT-TRIP

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Loviisa Local Customs

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    Recipe for the...

    by LysDor Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Recipe for the famous

    Runeberg´s cakes (Runebergin tortut)

    created by his wife Ulrika:

    1 egg

    1,5 dl sugar

    1 dl coffee cream

    1 dl ground almond

    2 dl bread or cake crumbs/ rusk flour (Runeberg´s wife was so economical...)

    1,5 dl melted butter (~150 gr)

    1,5 dl wheat flour

    1 tsp baking powder

    For decoration strawberry or rasberry jam, icing

    Whisk the egg and the sugar until they become a white foam. Add the cream, almonds, bread crumbs and the melted butter, mixing well. Add in the end the wheat flour and the baking powder (already mixed together earlier). Put the batter to 12-16 muffin moulds and bake in a 225 C degree preheated oven for about 15 minutes. Decorate first with a dollop of jam in the middle of the cake, then with the icing, making a circle aroud the jam. You can also moisten the cakes with some rum, punch or liqueur.

    To be eaten at Runeberg´s Day 5th of February with schnaps.

    For additional information check these sites:

    PORVOO and

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Loviisa Off The Beaten Path

  • Lighthouse

    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 ;-)

  • Green town

    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 ;-)

  • 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.


Loviisa Favorites

  • Loviisa

    Everything in Loviisa is in a distance walking, so just rake it easy and stroll around the city. There is also the older part of the city with some very nice old building.

  • In Loviisa old town center...

    In Loviisa old town center you will findan active market place the Town Hall and the Loviisa Church. Those houses survived the 1855 fire. Not maybe so many shops nor narrow street views, but walking from the market place to the harbour through this area is nice.

  • Porvoo was born to be a...

    Porvoo was born to be a trade center besidethe River Porvoo before Helsinki was founded. The King of Sweden, Magnus Eriksson, granted the town rights in 1346.The greatest man was however the Russian Czar, Alexander I, who granted Finland the autonoumus rights here at Porvoo in 1809.Let´s forget the grumpy old swedes and russians, and go for an...


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