Attractions

Museum in Kuopio

Kuopion Korttelimuseo

This block of 11 wooden town houses dating from the 18th to 19th centuries forms one of Kuopio’s delightful museums. Several period-furnished homes represent family life between 1800 and 1930. Apteekkimuseo in build…
Museum in Kuopio

Suomen Ortodoksinen Kirkkomuseo

Over 800 religious icons and 4000 textiles, along with documents, maps, drawings and photographs depicting Orthodox history in Karelia and ancient Byzantine traditions are displayed across nine rooms at this excelle…
Museum in Kuopio

Kuopion Museo

In a castle-like art nouveau mansion, this museum has a wide scope. The top two floors are devoted to cultural history, but the real highlight is the natural history display, with a wide variety of beautifully prese…
Tower in Kuopio

Puijon Torni

The views from the top of the 75m Puijon Torni are very impressive; the vast perspectives of (yes, you guess correctly) lakes and forests represent a sort of idealised Finnish vista. Atop the structure is a revolvin…
Gallery in Kuopio

Kuopion Taidemuseo

This features mostly modern art in temporary exhibitions, but also displays permanent works. Look out for paintings by local Juho Rissanen (1873–1950), whose realistic portraits of working Finns contrasted with the …
Museum in Kuopio

VB Valokuvakeskus

Excellent summer exhibitions grace this photographic centre, devoted to Victor Barsokevitsch, one of the pioneers of Finnish photography.
Hill in Kuopio

Puijo

Even small hills have cachet in flat Finland, and Kuopio was so proud of Puijo that it was crowned with a tower. Views from the top of Puijon Torni are very impressive; the vast perspectives of lakes and forests rep…
Church in Kuopio

Kuopion Tuomiokirkko

Kuopio's cathedral is a solid structure in the middle of town.