Ruskeala Mountain Park, Ruskeala

Explore the source of marble used in some of the most significant buildings in the city, such as St. Isaac's Cathedral, the floors of the Kazan Cathedral, and the window sills of the Hermitage at Ruskeala Mountain Park. This park features a viewing platform showcasing panoramic views and a walking trail leading to the former marble quarry, now filled with water. Rent a boat and sail around the lake or sit on the benches scattered throughout the park. Many parts of the trail can get slippery because of the water, so watch your footing and be mindful of young children. Take a look at our Ruskeala vacation builder tool to schedule your visit to Ruskeala Mountain Park and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 15, 2017
    We came by train from St. Petersburg and stayed in the town of Sortavala. It's more convenient to get to the Park by car, almost all paved road, only about 2.5 km to the Park is a narrow dirt road. We were without a car, so getting to Ruskeala. Many do not know, but the bus station is a bus 8.40 901, moving from of Petrozavodsk in Finland. Wanting to not so little, so the output places you might not stay. We went on weekdays and free seats in the bus there were many. If you ask, the drivers of this route without problems stop at the waterfalls of ruskealskih or Congress in Ruskeala. The bus runs daily rate before turning towards the Park of Ruskeala 70 rub. We decided to first look at waterfalls with utreca, so they drove to (go from Sortavala minutes 20-25), further there walked, and after the walk went in ruskeala. Walk to waterfalls to Ruskeala we walked in an easy pace around 45 minutes. Go about 5 miles. The road often in Hill. In the Park around a couple of cafes, more precisely one a little café and the second burgernaja. We went to burgernuju and och donated! There's just Fu Fu Fu. How old is the burgerom ... It is not clear, even nuggets disgusting dry tasteless, and the prices are not small. Feeling that ate a dry, tasteless, zalezhaluju mass. Better go to the Café. Around Café och many souvenir shops, everywhere the same range. Buy a ticket in the cashier and enter the Park. Or the first ride on the boat, if people were not so much, then go for a walk in the Park. Boat stands 600 USD/PCs. Is given on 1:00 It's enough to drive, it took us about 45 minutes. First, stand in a queue near the descent to boats (boats just 10 in the Park, so almost always queue, you can even stand an hour or more waiting for free boat), then the security guard gives talonch ...
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  • August 15, 2017
    Expectations were met. The place is just super. Breathtaking views, nature, Lake, man-made Canyon, underground caves. All this is impressive. The territory of the receiving, there are tracks, signs, fences. Input ₽ 250-it's worth it, give black bracelet, you can spend a whole day there, because the territory is not small. Near the park there is a free parking, toilets (new, modern, clean), souvenir shops, cafes
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  • August 15, 2017
    About the Park told friends, so we decided to combine a trip to Sortavala with a visit to Ruskealy. Beautiful nature, silence and comfort. Boating, tarzankah not skated, but watched with sinking hearts of sonic booms over the Lake daredevils. Cons: did not logon map parking could refine + but this much has been written here). Toilet outlet is open until 20.00 till 22.00 on Park, who did not have time to run but obviously in the bushes. You may also wish to make a more informative pointers in the park itself and markup.
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  • One of the most beautiful places in Russia. This is a real place of power.
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  • Mountain Park is always worth a visit ruskeala that thirty kilometers north of the town of Sortavala. His base-Marble Canyon, a unique object of nature, included in the UNESCO list of cultural heritage of Russia. In addition, it is also a monument to the industrial history of the four peoples: karelov, Swedes, Russians, and Finns. Exclusive beauty place! For tourists there are equipped with pedestrian route around the former marble mine. At the bottom, on a water smooth surface you can go rowing. Looking for extreme can add yourself an adrenaline, "fly" on a tightrope above the Canyon. Very impressive cut vertically marble mountains. There are no mineral extraction from Soviet times, when leaving the Park, a few miles South, left on a course of movement, is a cozy place with Flamingo Grand Banks Tohmajoki, small picturesque waterfalls and nice fans. Take the time, wrap here. And you will not regret the decision. Here you can relax, enjoy nature, the beauty of these places, photographing. Not by chance the famous filmmaker chose them for filming episodes of well-known film "the dawns here are quiet. The local population and renamed falls: "Quiet dawn".
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  • The road to this place by car I remembered more than the park itself. A typical place for mass tourists, which brought on the bus unloaded the Group held the handle along the naveshav type of local goods, honey and jams, souvenirs, etc. Bypass the Park occupies a maximum of an hour ahead of you people behind the following deadlines are approaching. The feeling on both tours in the Museum come to the lookout, photographed and further on the trail. Types of beautiful, no doubt, but go for the sake of this 300 km is not worth it, not less of emotions can get in the Park City
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