Puijo hill with its tower is Kuopio’s symbol. The kalakukko-like silhouette of Puijo, which the Ice Age helped to shape, dominates the cityscape from almost every direction.
Puijo Tower is a distinctive landmark that you can see from afar when arriving to Kuopio. It is located in the middle of the city, only a few kilometres from the famous market place. Standing on the top of the hill, the Tower offers a wide and beautiful view over the lake scenery and the city.
From a viewing place to a tourist attraction Puijo is one of Finland’s oldest scenic tourist attractions. Already in the early part of the 19th century, Kuopio people went there to admire the scenery. By the time the first viewing tower was built in the mid- 19th century, Puijo was a well-known tourist attraction. Nowadays, over 80 000 tourists come to see Puijo and the surrounding scenery every year.