Waterfalls in Ruskeala

Ruskeala

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Ruskeala (Russian: Рускеала) is a settlement in administrative jurisdiction of the town of Sortavala in the Republic of Karelia, Russia.

Before the Winter War and Continuation War it was the center of Ruskeala municipality of the Viipuri Province of Finland. Ruskeala became the main village of its own parish, independent of Kitee, in 1721.

Not far from the settlement, the Ruskeala marble quarries are located. The deposit was discovered in 1765 and has been in operation since 1769. The quarries, as well as some other marble deposits of Karelia, the Urals, and Italy, supplied various projects in Saint Petersburg, including Saint Isaac's Cathedral, Marble Palace, Saint Michael's Castle, the interiors of the Winter Palace, New Hermitage and Kazan Cathedral, and decorations of Saint Petersburg Metro (namely the Primorskaya and Ladozhskaya stations). A part of the quarries is now abandoned and inundated and serves as a popular tourist attraction. A series of small cascade waterfalls on the river Tohmajoki is another popular tourist attraction situated near the settlement.

Stanislav Rostotsky's war film The Dawns Here Are Quiet was also filmed there in 1972. Teuvo Aura (1912-1999), former Mayor of Helsinki and Prime Minister of Finland, was born in Ruskeala.

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Alexander Kost
5 August 2019
This disused marble quarry was nicely converted into amusement/nature park. Worth spending a day here
Ana Gi
11 August 2014
Это место силы) мраморный карьер в Карелии, в пяти часах езды от Питера. Чистейшая студеная вода, купание запрещено - заповедная зона, можно на лодочках. С питанием и сувенирами не очень.
Kate
3 August 2018
Приехали в 16:00 и все успели : весь маршрут, тарзанка (не стоит того), катались на лодке (здорово), экскурсия в пещеры (круто!!), красивые сувенирные, обед в большом кафе (лосось с ананасом!)
Александра Федорова
Экскурсия "подземная Рускеала" - маст хэв, Но обязательно тёплые вещи! Для оплаты входа принимают карты. На территории парка хорошие туалеты. Для обеда рекомендую кафе Русколка - недорого и вкусно!
Mefody
5 August 2019
Раньше здесь было тихое и красивое место с одной лодочной станцией. Теперь тут развлекательный комплекс с заборами и автобусами туристов.
Maya Ponamareva
22 July 2019
Лучше приезжать утром, до 12, тогда есть вариант того что вы попадёте на экскурсии и покатаетесь на лодках - позже будет убийство. Можно заказать индивидуальную экскурсию(4-25чел)
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0.2km from Unnamed Road, Ruskeala, Kareliya Republits, Russia, 186759

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