Vanha Kauppala

Vanha Kauppala

On a ridge shaded by steep streets and beautiful birches, right in the heart of Nurmes you can find the protected and historically valuable Puu-Nurmes and Vanha Kauppala. The majority of the area’s building property dates from the 1880s to the 1930s, and therefore Puu-Nurmes is known as one of the best-preserved wooden house areas in Finland. The residents of the area are especially lucky, as the ridge offers magnificent views of Lake Nurmesjärvi and Lake Pielinen. You too can admire the scenery and explore the area on foot to admire its birch-lined streets and idyllic cityscape at its best. Travel tip: you can visit one of the wooden houses in the area, Voima Villa!

Since 1982, efforts have been made to protect the unique cultural environment of Puu-Nurmes and Vanha Kauppala. The residents’ association actively strives to promote the vitality and awareness of Puu-Nurmes to all visitors. Come visit and experience the distinctive beauty of Puu-Nurmes yourself!

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Kirkkokatu 8, 75500 Nurmes

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