The coastal Loviisa is the best small town in Finland!
The town features fabulous town architecture, a unique feeling created by historical buildings and a compact town centre. The historical lower part of town by the seaside is one of the most uniform 18th century wooden town sections in Finland.
Cobblestones, sandy alleys, sheltered courtyards and bright-coloured facades make you smile. Loviisa has the 1970s town architect Elmar Badermann to thank for preserving the lower town plan, town structure and the valuable old buildings as an intact whole.
Most of the stately 19th century stone houses surrounding the town market square have their origins in the office of the architect Georg Chiewitz.
The market square milieu remains uniquely intact.
THE LOVIISA MARKET SQUARE IS OPEN
Winter, September 1st–April 30th: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SPECIAL MARKET DAYS IN 2018
February Market: Saturday February 3rd
April Market: Tuesday April 10th
Midsummer Market: Tuesday June 12th
Loviisa Day Market: Tuesday August 21st
Autumn Market: Saturday October 2nd
Christmas Market: Saturday December 8th.
The shops in the town centre...
…are usually open until 5 or 6 p.m. on weekdays and until (1 or) 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
From the centre, you can find several specialized shops and fun little places with a character of their own. The majority of the specialized shops are located along Aleksanterinkatu, Kuningattarenkatu and Mariankatu.
More about events in Loviisa:
|The tourist brochure Loviisa 2019 is now available!||08.03.2019|
|Experience spring in Loviisa!||01.03.2019|
|Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!||19.12.2018|
|Enjoy nature and activities in Loviisa!||10.09.2018|
|The Loviisa Sibelius Festival 5-8 September!||04.09.2018|
|Experience summer in the best small town in Finland – Loviisa!||15.07.2018|
|Welcome to summer trip to Svartholma Sea Fortress!||03.07.2018|
|The tourist brochure Loviisa 2018 is now available!||05.04.2018|
|The coastal Loviisa is the best small town in Finland!||24.01.2018|
|The Real Christmas Can Be Found in Loviisa!||08.12.2017|
|Catch the sights in Loviisa!||11.09.2017|
|The Loviisa Sibelius Festival is arranged September 7th-10th 2017||31.08.2017|
|A week full of events celebrating Loviisa!||20.08.2017|
|A variety of sights are awaiting you in Loviisa!||06.08.2017|
|Visit the Kymijoki -day at Strömfors Iron Works!||30.07.2017|
|Spend your summerdays in Loviisa!||23.07.2017|
|Experience the summer in Loviisa – the best small town in Finland!||16.07.2017|
|The Caroleans are coming to Loviisa – Do the same!||02.07.2017|
|Fall in love with the rosy Loviisa!||29.06.2017|
|The summer season on the Svartholma Sea Fortress in Loviisa has started!||22.06.2017|
|Waterbus Service to Svartholma Sea Fortress||09.06.2017|
|Experience the traditional Bluegrass festival at Strömfors Iron Works!||04.06.2017|
|The coastal Loviisa is the best small town in Finland!||18.05.2017|
|May Day celebrations in Loviisa 2017||25.04.2017|
|The tourist brochure Loviisa 2017 is now available in all languages!||17.03.2017|
|The tourist brochure Loviisa 2017 is now available!||02.03.2017|
|Visit the Winter Exhibitions in Loviisa!||25.01.2017|
|Christmas Events in Loviisa 2016||12.12.2016|
|Experience the Real Christmas in Loviisa!||10.11.2016|
|See Old Wooden Houses, Visit Beautiful Parks in Loviisa!||13.09.2016|
|Experience the Loviisa Sibelius Festival September 8th -10th 2016!||30.08.2016|
|Spend your summer in the eventful city of Loviisa!||24.07.2016|
|Sail towards the Summer Town of Loviisa!||17.07.2016|
|Welcome to a guided tour in Loviisa!||11.07.2016|
|Enjoy summer in maritime Loviisa!||04.07.2016|
|Welcome to the Sea Fortress of Svartholma!||19.06.2016|
|See what's happening in Loviisa!||06.04.2016|
|Walk along the Path of the Little Folk in Loviisa!||02.10.2015|
|Still chance to get to the Sea Fortress of Svartholma!||17.08.2015|
|The Liljendal Days June 12th–14th 2015||12.06.2015|
|Historic Buildings from the Era of Jean Sibelius||07.01.2015|
|Hiking, climbing and frisbeegolf in Loviisa||08.09.2014|