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Puijo Tower

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Address: Puijontie 135, Kuopio 70300, Finland
Phone Number: +358 44 5524810
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Special views over the lakes

Here is a viewpoint, cafe and restaurant with very special views over the lakes, islands and the Kuopio. There is also souvenier shop and restaurant at the site. You need ticket... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ville T
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here is a viewpoint, cafe and restaurant with very special views over the lakes, islands and the Kuopio. There is also souvenier shop and restaurant at the site. You need ticket to reach top of the tower (6 €, year 2016).

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Thank Ville T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Kuopio you should definitely go to this place. There is amazing view at the top of the building. There is also some kind of restaurant and giftshop.

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Thank Sini N
Nurmijarvi, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wau! I've seen the Puijo tower from the town below but this was my first time in the tower. It stands on a high hill so the view from the tower is really great. While standing next to the tower it is spectacularly high. You can see Kuopio city center and the beautiful lake area surrounding Kuopio. Lovely!! There is... More 

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Thank niinan2
Vigo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This tower has an observation deck on top, with a fantastic 360 degrees view of Kuopio and the lakes around. There is a cafeteria and a panoramic restaurant, which I did not try.

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Thank john2008a
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

You can see the whole city of Kuopio from the Tower. Please, notice that in the wintertime you can observe only in closed terrace with windows, whereas, in the summertime you can go to the open space. Tickets rather cheap, 6 EUR for adult, 4 EUR for students while presenting the student's card. Recommend visiting there!

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Thank Polina D
Vuokatti, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Great place to take panoramic pictures! Finland is a beautiful country that remains unknown to many people. The nature, the places you can visit and the Finns are great! In Puijo tower for a small entrance fee you can see how beautiful this place is, there is also a restaurant and a cafe at the top.

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Thank Ignacio G
Goulburn, NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

This was our first stop on the way to Kuopio. I don't like heights but the viewing area of the tower had a solid wall around it and I was fine. The views are just spectacular. The day we visited it was sunny and a pleasant 18 degrees. You get a real sense of the landscape with the lakes and... More 

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Thank NSWChris
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

In the words of Z Topelius 1873: "One cannot fully appreciate Kuopio's beauty before one has risen to the top of Puijo hill, the discomfort of climbing rewarded with a wonderful view of Lake Kallavesi's clear waters & their hundreds of islands". Take any trail uphill through the old spruce forest to the Puijon tower (or a bus from town),... More 

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Thank 2Mar5
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

The tower overlooks the city. Glad I went here, I you are already in kuopio. This would be a shame not to go. 13 May and still a pile of snow by ski slope.

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Thank Joe F
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

As our first stop in Kuopio, this was perfect! We could see the entire countryside and the breathtaking views. It was fun to be able to get a real overview before we saw more from ground level.

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