Kotka Sights and Landmarks Guide, Finland
Kotka the province of Southern Finland
Kotka is situated within the province of Southern Finland and also is part of Kymenlaakso region. This city boasts various attractions including the esteemed medley of vegetation, water, artificial lights and stones the “Sapokka water garden” and a unique seashore marine aquarium with 50 various species of fish, the “Maretarium”. Several other must see sights in Kotka, Finland are:
The Isopuisto Park: This Park houses the Orthodox Church, which is the oldest building of Kotka and the region around the church is merely of English style. The park further includes playing ground for kids with padding pool in summer and a little mountain creek.
Linden Boulevard is about at a stretch of one kilometer and was made 100 years back. It runs via the central heart of Kotka.
Catherine’s Path: This path allows the voyagers to walk around and study old fortifications of Kotka, which was done after Russia’s defeat in Navel Battle of Ruotsinsalmi (1790) by Catherine ll. The walking sightsee starts from the Sapokka Water Garden.
Look-Out Tower: The Haukkavuori Look-Out-Tower enables to experience the impressive Gulf of Finland as the overview of Kotka. Cultural events and art exhibitions takes place during the summers especially the Tower Café Saga.
Kymi church: The famous architect C.L. Engel designed this church in 1850 and B. Godenhjelm painted the altarpiece Jesus in Getshemane in 1865. Both the aspects of this church makes this sacred place a must visit sight.
Kaunissaari: It is a heavenly island in archipelago. Genuine fishing village, stretched sandy beaches, tiny local museum are some attributes of this beach.
Varissaari offers several interesting outdoor activities. Over the island there is one monument commemorating the great Naval Battle of Ruotsinsalmi, a summer bistro and a display of salvage from frigate St. Nikolai.
The Provincial Museum of Kymenlaakso: This museum has the collection of visual art dating back numerous thousands of years. In addition, there are many Stone Age artifacts as well as various authentic objects highlighting the Iron Age. The permanent exhibition of this museum enables the sightseer avail information about the lifestyle of eastern Gulf of Finland in the archipelago.
Kotka church: This church represents the neo-Gothic architectural style. Pekka Halonen painted the stunning altarpiece the Bowing of the Kings while Martti Porthan built the excellent baroque organs in 1198.
Besides, those who want to enjoy the sandy beaches and sun Lehmäsaari is the best place to visit. Reaching this place only takes about 20 minutes span by a scheduled waterbus.
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