Vakkosalmi Park, Sortavala

Categories: Nature & Parks
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3.3/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
Vakkosalmi Park is located in Sortavala. A visit to Vakkosalmi Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Sortavala tour planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Now the Park is in the recovery phase and modernizations. Build even new sports facilities. But you can easily stroll through the forest area, even those with prams or bicycles. There is an observation deck, which boasts excellent panoramic views. They say that you can only squirrels never met them.
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  • A pleasant place for a stroll. Unfortunately, from the original Park left little. Compared to zapečatlënnym on archival photographs of Finnish (the end of the 19th century, the period before the winter war, the continuation war period), the Park is now in complete desolation. In the summer of 2016 Café "Lotta"-on the site of the eponymous open Finnish volunteer women's organization "Lotta Svärd" and destroyed in a 1940 's. Externally, nothing to do with the historical appearance has not, but the good thing is that given any homage to history. Slightly too lauluväljak recalls created in 1896, but now looks in Soviet. The main attraction of the Park is Mount Kuhavuori, where the Finns was built an observation tower-gazebos, finally sginuvšaâ in the 1960 's, with beautiful views of the mountains of Sortavala, Hûmpëlâ and Lake Ajranne, as well as on the mountain Paasonvuori (a few metres above the Kuhavuori). In the absence of the foliage is visible and the ruins of a hospital, where he operated the legendary Dr. Gustav Winther (building burned and is now in poor condition). All that remained of the Finnish period-stairway to 182 steps leading to the top of the mountain, and partially preserved water tower with an observation deck.
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  • Beautiful park. Excellent views from the mountain, restored gazebo in a picturesque place on the shore of Lake Ajranne. Locals in the Park play sports. Great place for an evening photo at sunset.
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