Puijon Torni


The views from the top of the 75m Puijon Torni are very impressive; the vast perspectives of lakes and forests represent a sort of idealised Finnish vista. Atop the structure is a revolving restaurant (lunch menu €26.50, dinner mains €25 to €37), a daytime cafeteria and an open-air viewing deck.

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1. Puijo

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2. Suomen Ortodoksinen Kirkkomuseo

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3. Kuopion Taidemuseo

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4. Kuopion Tuomiokirkko


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5. Kuopion Museo

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7. Kuopion Korttelimuseo

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