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Things to do in Kuopio

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Monument / Landmark
“The highest spot in Kuopio, great place to visit for some war history and not to mention the views!!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Plaza
“Kuopion tori on jo monta kertaa valittu Suomen kauneimmaksi toriksi, eikä suotta. Tori on kesäkuukausina ihastuttava ja eläväinen, löydät täältä paljon nähtävää ja myös maisteltavaa. Torilla järjestetään myös ympäri vuoden useita tapahtumia ja markkinoita! The Kuopio market has been chosen as the most beautiful marketplace in Finland for many times. The market is lovely and lively in the summer months, you will find a lot to see and taste here. There are several events and markets all year round!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Iso kauppakeskus n. 15min ajomatkan päässä keskustasta tarjoaa monipuoliset mahdollisuudet shoppailuun, ruokailuun ja oleiluun. Matkukseen pääset myös paikallisliikenteen bussilla! The large shopping center, about 15min drive from the city center, offers versatile opportunities for shopping, dining and lounging. You can also get on the local bus!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Muikkua monessa eri muodossa, jopa snapsina. Tähän kevyesti kaurismäkimäiseen miljööseen kannattaa tutustua. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Premise
“Puijon metsä ja sen maastot ovat ehdottomasti kokemisen arvoisia. Puijon tornilta pääsee hyvin poluille.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Establishment
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Loistoympäristö ruokailla. ah, Järvisuomi! Ja siitä jälkiruoaksi sisävesiristeilylle.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Kaupungin paras uimaranta/ uimarannat. Myös kiva piknikpaikka. Omat eväät, jäätelökioski löytyy paikan päältä.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
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“Unforgettable experience, fine dining. This place invests in local foods and organic ingredients. I recommend a surprise menu with matching wines. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“^^^^Hand-crafted delicious Mexican dishes, laid-back warm atmosphere, professional staff - what else do you need?? Very central location, on tiny Ajurinkatu - alley. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“^^^^The best lunch in town, worth every cent. Don't miss it, just Obey Your Master Chef Anssi Kantelinen. Special dinner menus at weekends, pre-book only. Prepare for queues. Is still worth it. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“Small vintage style café with a good range of coffees, tea and good pastries. Lunch and smoothie options.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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  • 3 locals recommend
Department Store
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“Maailman parhaat lihapiirakat ja kalakukot, aito ja alkuperäinen Hanna Partanen. Vahva suositus! Heillä on myös myyntipiste Kuopion torilla. The world's best meat pies and fish cakes, genuine and original Hanna Partanen. A strong recommendation! They also have a sales office in Kuopio Market.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Muikkua monessa eri muodossa, jopa snapsina. Tähän kevyesti kaurismäkimäiseen miljööseen kannattaa tutustua. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Loistoympäristö ruokailla. ah, Järvisuomi! Ja siitä jälkiruoaksi sisävesiristeilylle.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
“Unforgettable experience, fine dining. This place invests in local foods and organic ingredients. I recommend a surprise menu with matching wines. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“^^^^Hand-crafted delicious Mexican dishes, laid-back warm atmosphere, professional staff - what else do you need?? Very central location, on tiny Ajurinkatu - alley. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“^^^^The best lunch in town, worth every cent. Don't miss it, just Obey Your Master Chef Anssi Kantelinen. Special dinner menus at weekends, pre-book only. Prepare for queues. Is still worth it. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Small vintage style café with a good range of coffees, tea and good pastries. Lunch and smoothie options.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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