South Karelia Art Museum
This is Finland’s oldest church. It was completed in 1785 by Russian soldiers and features a glittering iconostasis and other saintly...
The cavalry are honoured as Lappeenranta’s greatest heroes and the former garrison (the town’s oldest building) now houses this museum...
This hulking fortification, standing guard above the harbour, was begun by the Swedes and finished by the Russians in the late 18th...
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...
Lonely Planet review
This art museum has a permanent collection of modern paintings by Karelian and other Finnish artists. A large part of the space is devoted to temporary exhibitions, often featuring local artists.