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  • Leena T
    Vancouver, Canada191 contributions
    Botanical gardens with butterflies, a parrot, reptiles. Different greenhouses with different climate and plants. Well presented with information boards. You feel like you are in the jungle with butterflies flapping around you.
    Outside, a large garden, with sensory garden and stage for music performances.
    Great cafe and you can enjoy your locally produced ice cream amongs the plants.
    Light shows, live music, check the schedule on-line.
    Written 31 May 2019
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland25,586 contributions
    This funny bronze sculpture sitting on a bench next to Joensuu Market Square was completed in 2007.

    It is a pity that children are using it as a climbing frame. It is still an artwork.
    Written 28 July 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland25,586 contributions
    This red brick Evangelical Lutheran church was built in 1903. It stands on a hill near the Pielisjoki River.

    From the outside, the church represents the Gothic Revival style. The church has two asymmetric towers. The highest one is 50 meters high.

    The interior has a more National Romantic style. It has three naves. The star vaults are stunningly decorated with rich plant ornamentation.
    Written 22 July 2022
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  • vanessashihtzu
    Gloucester, UK415 contributions
    beautiful forest, we didn't have very much time on our busy itinerary to properly appreciate the peace and tranquillity here. Hope to come again to fully explore.
    Written 30 May 2018
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland25,586 contributions
    This museum is located in the center of Joensuu, near the market square. The stunning Neo-Renaissance building is the former Joensuu Lyceum completed in 1894.

    Permanent exhibitions include Finnish art from the 1850s to the modern days. You can find works from the most famous Finnish artists from the Golden Age of Finnish art. The exhibitions also include Eastern Orthodox icons, Chinese art, Greek and Roman antiquities, and European church art.

    On our visit, the changing exhibition was a contemporary exhibition by the anonymous graffiti artist EGS and textile artist Niina Mantsinen. It was a quite different art experience.

    The museum has a suitable size. You don't get an overdose of art.
    Written 28 July 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland25,586 contributions
    This museum located in the Carelicum building presents the history and cultural tradition of Karelia. In addition, the museum has changing theme exhibitions. In connection with the museum, there is a children's playground Mukulakatu.

    The permanent exhibition located on the second floor tells you about the prehistory and development of the North Karelia region, military history, Karelian cultural tradition and artifacts, miniature models of the city of Sortavala, and the birth of the city of Joensuu.
    Written 28 July 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland25,586 contributions
    Joensuu's market square has been the center of the city since 1848.

    From the middle of the market, you can find is a water feature, a fixed drinking water point. From the seating areas bordering the market, it's nice to watch the bustle of the market.

    Market stalls offer both international food and traditional Karelian pies. Different happenings are organized on the market stage all year round.
    Written 28 July 2022
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  • fab49er
    Milan, Italy79 contributions
    The church is small, but with an interesting iconostasi. On the first line of saints pictures, on the extreme left, there is the imagine of Alexander Nevskij. Proclaimed saint also because he won the Teutonic Knights in the Masuri Lakes battle. The location of the church in the city plan is at the extreme point of one road at the opposite point in relation to the Protestant church. Good luck for finding it open when you go for visiting.
    Written 3 November 2017
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  • Aeh H
    London, UK17 contributions
    Had a lovely time even though it is winter it was a good clear day and we had lots of fun it would have been nice to show people in summer but we still had a good day.
    Written 26 February 2019
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  • Hüseyin H
    Joensuu, Finland6 contributions
    Small beach but really nice to relax and enjoy the view. Water looks clean and air smells refreshing. Highly recommended.
    Written 13 October 2018
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  • Annika
    Helsinki, Finland74 contributions
    One of the oldest and best organized music festivals in Finland.
    Various genres of music are present on the many stages, the general mood is good and it's almost always sunny during the festival!
    Written 29 May 2018
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