Take a stroll in the historic parks of Kuopio or enjoy the best beaches in the city. Visit the Old Kuopio Museum and explore how people lived in old times.
Admire the urban nature beauty on this trip that takes you from Kuopio Market Square through Snellman Park and the lively Passenger Harbor to Väinölänniemi, where you can experience romantic gazebos, walk to Rönö Bridge and enjoy the sun on the cliffs behind the Peräniemi Casino. Numerous beaches offer recreation.
Family park Brahenpuisto, between Brahenkatu and Kuopionlahti, is named after Count Pietari Brahe, who founded old Kuopio in 1653.
The route runs past the Piispanpuisto Park and the Old Kuopio Museum (Korttelimuseo) to the Valkeisenpuisto Park, where you can even fish. There are also some public sculptures in Valkeisenlampi Park: Pushkin's statue made by Oleg Gomorov is derived from Pskov, the sister city of Kuopio. Antti Immosen's steel monument "Mökit ja mäet" is a builder's monument to honor the construction of wars after 1939-1945. Kevät (The Spring) sculpture, made by Heikki Nieminen in 1954, is placed in a beautiful place on the shore of Valkeisenlampi Pond.
Playgrounds and family parks:
General care in traffic, adherence to traffic rules and special caution when children are moving are necessary even if the route is safe and easy.
Dress according to the weather.
Guided city tours and bus tours are organized by the Kuopion oppaat ry: https://www.suomenopasliitto.fi/fi/alueet/savo-karjala/yhdistukset/13-kuopion-oppaat-ry
Cafe Väinö is located on the beach of Väinölänniemi.
Map and directions to the Toriparkki parking, under the Market Square: http://www.kuopionpysakointi.fi/assets/karttabwmod.jpeg
The Toriparkki parking is located below the Market square. It is open 24 hours. Kuopio Toriparkki parking is easily accessible from Highway 5, the entrance ramps are on the street Puijonkatu and the outcrops on the street Haapaniemenkatu.