Kyopio is the center of Savo. It is surrounded by the necklace of lakes and islands in the East Finland. Its territory is 1179 sq. km. Kyopio was founded in 1652 as the center of trade and management of the province. It is an important administrative, cultural and Orthodox center nowadays.
Kyopio – attractive city for active leisure
The excellent occurrence of this city close to nature makes it attractive for the lovers of active leisure, who prefers canoe trips, rafting on the river rapids, water cruises, fishing and hunting as well as biking, skiing, skating and snowmobile’ safaris.
Sights in Kyopio
Kyopio is considered to be the center of Orthodox Church in Finland. Tourists can visit the Cathedral of St. Nicholas and the Museum of Orthodox Church there.
You can buy different national delicacies and the products of amateur and folk arts at the marketplace.
The Botanical Gardens of University will introduce about 2500 different types of forest, meadow, medicinal and poisonous plants.
You’ll see horses, sheep, rabbits, cats, ducks, turkeys, ostriches and other inhabitants as well as ride a pony at the Zoo of domestic animals.
There is interesting Museum “District Kyopio”, which will tell you the history of the house-building. You’ll see 11 buildings with household goods: the officials’ and merchants’ apartments of the 19-th century, the shoe repair shop, the tailor’s shop, the drugstore and the old cafe with home-made cakes.
You’ll find various cultural, historical and natural-scientific exhibits as well as the remarkable collection of negatives on glass of the founder of Finnish photography Victor Barsokevich in the Museum of Kyopio.
Remarkable mountain Pujo in Kyopio
There is a remarkable mountain Pujo, covered with thick forest, in the center of this city. You’ll see an unusual 75-meters tower at the top of the mountain. There is a cafe on the first floor of this tower, a revolving restaurant on the second one and an observation deck on the third.
In winter the mountain Pujo becomes the center of winter tourism and the place of New Year and Christmas celebration in Kyopio. The observation tower “Pujo” and the forest around it shine with the colored lights and create festive and fabulous atmosphere there from the end of November till March.
Cultural events in Kyopio
Tourists will have a good time and a lot of fun at the International festival of wine and Dance festival in Kyopio.
Rest and fun in Kyopio
The hotel-sanatorium “Rauhalahti”, the night club “1001 Nights”, the tavern “Old druggist”, the restaurant “Hummingbird”, the tropical complex “Blue Lagoon” and other services and places for relaxation will hospitably meet you.
Shopping in Kyopio
The lovers of shopping will also be satisfied with this city.