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Sovintola —handicrafts and culture

Sovintola is a lively meeting point, where you find handcrafts, a coffee house, a second-hand bookshop, the Summer Arts Gallery, and the KitiKati-store of good mood textiles. Sovintola is located in the very heart of Kesälahti in a well-maintained old school building. Regular opening hours in summertime. Autumn-Winter: open on Saturdays. Other times in autumn & winter by agreement. 

Pyhäjärventie 8, Kesälahti, puh. +358 (0)44 266 4331, sovintola.kesalahti@gmail.com, www.kesalahti.net

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Juhanantupa

Juhanantupa is an impressive Karelian log building situated in
Hummovaara, Kesälahti. Juhanantupa offers café and lunch services, banqueting and catering services, and meeting facilities for rent. Regular opening hours in summertime. Other times by agreement. 

Kyläntie 9, Hummovaara, puh. +358 (0)44 338 4778,
+358 (0)400 655 227, www.juhanantupa.net

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Lutheran Church and bell-tower of Kesälahti

The current church in Kesälahti, the town’s fourth, was consecrated on 3 September 1950. Designed by Aili and Niilo Pulkka, it is a fine example of simple, beautiful and traditional church architecture.

The restoration work of the church bell tower was granted the Europa Nostra award in 2009.

Regular opening hours in summertime. Other times by agreement. 

Taipaleentie 9, Kesälahti, puh. +358 (0)400 185 710,
kesalahti.kappelisrk@evl.fi, www.kesalahdenseurakunta.fi
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Kesälahti Museum

Savutupa, the large “smokehouse” built in 1725, is the heart of Kesälahti Museum. Abundant collection of wares from peasant, hunting and fishing culture provides a many-sided picture of the past. The cosy coffeehouse Myllytupa offers home-made delicacies.

Regular opening hours in summertime. Other times by agreement. 

Kirkkotie 9, Kesälahti, puh. 044 736 6131, kesalahtiseura@gmail.com,
www.kesalahti.net

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Home museum Kyllikin Piha

Charming home museum ’Yökkömökki’ (sleeping cottage) furnished in 1940’s style. Children’s playhut with old toys. Exhibitions, theme events. Open by agreement.

Norotie 3, Kesälahti, puh. +358 (0)44 736 6131, kesalahtiseura@gmail.com,
www.kesalahti.net
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Monuments and statues in Kesälahti

• Statue of the poet Kupiainen in the Kesälahti museum grounds.
• War memorial (Heikki Häiväoja, 1964), Kesälahti Church.
 
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