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Culture of Lapland. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Lapland is a recognized center of winter recreation, but those who prefer to devote considerable time to excursions would enjoy the region. It’s worth to start discovering sights with the region's capital, Rovaniemi; the house of Santa Claus is its principal symbol. The tour program has to include a visit to the Museum of the Northern Lights, which is situated in Pohiyan Kruunu; the museum promises to be very informative.
Lapland is associated with wonderful winter landscapes; both children and adults dream to visit home of Santa Claus. It is an amazingly picturesque region with many fabulous national symbols … Open
Even the smallest town has its unique attractions. The amazing Lappish museum is situated on the shores of Lake Inari. It is a large-scale open air cultural center, where you can see replicas of the old houses of local fishermen and reindeer herders. The museum introduces craft traditions and customs of indigenous people of Lapland; its exhibits include ancient weapons, household utensils and handicrafts.
Not far from the lake there is another prominent attraction, Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. It was built in the 17th century; the last large-scale reconstruction of religious buildings was held in the second half of the 18th century. Several hundred years ago, the church was located near the old cemetery; now the latest is gone. An important cultural center is located in the picturesque village of Tankavaara; we are talking about the Museum of the prospectors featuring World of Gold exhibition. This miniature village has remained the largest gold mining center for many years. Copyright
Main attractions of Lapland are its beautiful natural places. In total, the region has 7 beautiful national parks, each of which features its own unique attractions. Lemmenjoen … Open
The center of attraction for thousands of tourists is the Amethyst Mine; it is situated on top of a hill near the town of Luosto. This mine is the only one of its kind in Europe; amethyst has being mined there for many years. Travelers are offered to stroll through the mine shafts, to listen to interesting stories about the beautiful stone and to get a souvenir. Other major attractions of the region are beautiful national parks hiding a lot of unique natural features. Lapland can safely be called one of the most mysterious and attractive regions in Finland.
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Iconic cultural sights of Finland

The Sveaborg Sea Fortress in Helsinki is one of the main historical sights of the country. Features of Scandinavian construction have been preserved in the architecture of the 18th century building. Samples of Russian artillery guns are of interest. Today there are several museums within the territory of the fortress. The Olafsborg fortress was the first building created as a defensive fortification in case of shelling. The once powerful and fully equipped fortress today is a historical monument and a venue for conducting opera music festivals. The Temppeliaukio Church was opened only half a century ago, but its rooms cut from the rock with walls of untreated natural stone attract hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. The church can boast of excellent acoustics, thanks to which regular organ concerts and musical evenings are hosted regularly in it. … Open
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The Hilton Kyoto hotel will be attractive to a wide range of guests. Leisure travelers will appreciate the close proximity to famous attractions such as Heian and Yasaka Temples, the Kyoto Imperial Palace, and the scenic Gion Historical District. In a few minutes, guests can reach the metro stations, the path to the sights of interest will not take much time. Read this


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Culture guide to Lapland. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Lapland: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Lapland. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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