ATTRACTIONS IN JOENSUU
The North Karelian Provincial Museum is located in the centre of the Joensuu city in the culture and tourist centre Carelicum.

The challenging task of the North Karelia Museum is to study and communicate the history and culture of Karelian on both sides of the present-day border. In late January 2011 the new permanent exhibition will consider ideas as diverse as wars, the Karelian evacuation and the history of sauna. The “On the Road in Karelia” exhibition will convey the region’s centuries-long history and rich culture, everyday life, manors as well as the city of Joensuu. The oldest artifact in the show is a ski once left behind in Tuupovaara.
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Joensuu Art Museum

Within ist walls the Joensuu Art Museum boasts multicultural international collections. A visit to the museum conveys you from one epoch to another: from the Classical Age to post-war Finnish modernism. The museum is situated in a handsome neo-renaissance building, build in 1894 and designed by architect Theodor Decker, buildt in 1894.
In addition to the permanent exhibition, the museum arranges ten temporary exhibitions of Finnish or foreign art every year. Joensuu Art Museum, Kirkkokatu 23
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Taitokortteli, the Artisan's quarter

A unique experience in the heart of town including the Kauppaneuvos café, a smithy, the chance to make-it-by-hand, exhibitions and high-quality handicraft products from numerous boutiques.

Cafe Kauppaneuvos offers a leisurely taste sensation on a daily basis.

Taito Shop Joensuu is a sales gallery promoting high-quality Finnish and North Karelian handicrafts and design. An excellent selection of Finnish handicrafts based on the surrounding environment created by talented hands and perceptions.
Koskikatu 1, further information
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Botania – the Botanical Gardens


Botania offers plenty to see, hear and experience. In the Botania greenhouses nearly 700 exotic species of plants can be seen year-round. The colour and flurry brought to the garden in spring, when the tropical butterflies arrive, lasts long into the fall.
Heinäpurontie 70, tel. +358 50 562 9482
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