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Introducing Loviisa

Named for Swedish Queen Lovisa Ulrika in 1752, Loviisa (Swedish: Lovisa) is a sweet, sleepy port that had its glory days as a Russian spa town in the 19th century. Like many of the coastal towns, it was a pawn in Russo-Swede conflicts, most devastatingly in 1855 when much of it burnt down – only a small vestige of the Old Town survives. Today the town is a summer resort with little open out of season.