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Kuopio is the eighth largest city in Finland, located some 150 km to the west from Joensuu. The capital city Helsinki is in 440 km to the south-west. The population of the the large city was estimated at 89,200 people according to the 2012 census Thousands of tourists visit Kuopio every year to see its revolving restaurants and lutheran cathedrals.

The closest airport Kuopio (IATA: KUO) is about 20 km away.

Tourist attractions in Kuopio

1. Puijo tower
The Puijo tower is a 75 metre high TV tower in Kuopio, Eastern Finland. This tower has a revolving restaurant with 100 seats, which has worked flawlessly since its opening in 1963. It is the first tower with a revolving restaurant in the Nordic countries. The restaurant was an inspiration to Erkki Lindfors, the mayor of Tampere, who got an idea to build a similar one at home, resulting in Näsinneula tower, which opened in 1971. The current Puijo tower has been visited by over 5. 5 million tourist…

2. Kuopio Cathedral
The Kuopio Cathedral (Finnish: Kuopion tuomiokirkko, Swedish: Kuopio domkyrka) is a stone church in Kuopio, Finland and the seat of the Diocese of Kuopio. The cathedral was built between 1806 and 1816.

If you have already seen Kuopio, there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. Are you fancy to travel around a bit? Here is our list:

If you're interested in some photographs of Kuopio - take a look at our gallery

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The Puijo tower is a 75 metre high TV tower in Kuopio, Eastern

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Hotels in Kuopio

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Cumulus City Centre Kuopio

starting $141

Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi

starting $174

Leivontie Apartment

starting $0

Break Sokos Hotel Tahko

starting $100

Cumulus City Station Kuopio

starting $141

Finlandia Hotel Jahtihovi

starting $115

Scandic Kuopio

starting $160

Hostel Rauhalahti

starting $83

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