Kuopio Sights and Landmarks Guide, Finland
Kuopio, Finland - Sights
Kuopio is being shaped with its tradition, culture and geography into one of the major tourist destinations in Finland. Kuopio is always full of tourists as the lake is a favorite hangout during the summer and winter brings in a lot of activities such as Ice Marathon and the world renowned Ski Jumping competition. The season brings out the best of Kuopio especially on its tradition.
The city is also known for its remarkable manmade structures. As a city of education, you can see schools setting up structures with remarkable health research facilities. Business structures are also impressive such as the Technology Centre Teknia Ltd. It’s a beautiful business park that has harnessed business with pleasure.
Besides the modern structures, century old structures also abound in Kuopio. Among them is the Puijio Tower. Located in the center of the city, the structure is 75 meters tall and it’s strategically located to give the visitor a bird’s eye view of the city as well as the lake. Although the current structure was built in 1963, the original structure was built in 1856. It features an exhibit hall, view deck and a revolving restaurant which ensures its patrons a view of the whole city without even leaving their seat.
There a lot of small museums in Kuopio that depict art as well as the local’s lifestyle. But there are two noteworthy museums in the city: the Kuopio Natural History Museum and Kuopio Cultural History Museum. These museums are located in one structure that was built in 1907. You can see a remarkable modeling of a mammoth as well as the depiction of the lifestyle of its people from prehistory until the modern times. It has a very classical structure which shows the combination of modern structure as well as traditional architecture.
But the most frequented structure in Kuopio is its Market Hall. At first glance, it looks like a simple structure with classic Finnish architecture. But the structure is actually more than a century old as it was built in 1902. It is located in the center of the city and features more than 20 stalls which sell practically everything. You’ll always have something to buy here especially the local goods and gifts.
Kuopio has been blessed with century old structures that depict the basic way of life of the locals. These structures are well-frequented by visitors who want to experience the basic lifestyle of Kuopio.