The cavalry are honoured as Lappeenranta’s greatest heroes and the former garrison (the town’s oldest building) now houses this museum...
This is Finland’s oldest church. It was completed in 1785 by Russian soldiers and features a glittering iconostasis and other saintly...
South Karelia Art Museum
This art museum has a permanent collection of modern paintings by Karelian and other Finnish artists. A large part of the space is...
A wonderfully cosy atmosphere and friendly service provide a good backdrop for the high-quality grub served here. There’s a good...
Lonely Planet review
If you can’t hop the border to a genuine Russian teahouse then this is as close as you’ll get in Finland. A former officer’s club (note the august portrait of Mannerheim and relic furniture), they still serve tea from the samovar and do a range of homemade pastries. The traditional serving maids’ outfits are a little kinky.