A small Finnish town near the Russian border is famous for the largest lake in the country – Saimaa and the ice-free river Vuoksa. Forests, river rapids and a stormy waterfall made Imatra the main tourist attraction of Finland back in the XVIII-XIX centuries. Catherine II and Nicholas I admired the local beauties . The latter laid the Kruununpuisto Park here.
Among other attractions, several religious buildings deserve attention – the Church of the Three Crosses, unique in its architecture, and the only Orthodox church in Imatra. Also of interest are bright historical objects – Valtionhotelli Castle and the complex of ancient village buildings “Karelian House”.
For tourists who want to spend their holidays in Imatra with health benefits, the doors of water SPA centers offering courses of wellness treatments are open.