Kuopio Market Hall

Kuopio, Finland

The Market Hall has been selling local and imported products since 1902. The Art Nouveau style Market Hall building is one of the most precious buildings in Kuopio, and inside there are around 30 stalls. The building was designed by Johan Victor Strömberg and it was expanded in 1914.

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Kauppakatu 45, Kuopio, Finland
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Founded: 1902
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Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Kimmo Räisänen (26 days ago)
Joulun aika on ihanaa aikaa käydä hallissa! Tuoksut, tarjonta, kiireetöntä, joulun taikaa!!!
zbeagle gt (39 days ago)
Monta pientä, ihanaa putiikkia ja kahvilaa torin laidalla. Tuoretta, läheltä, suosittelen. ❤
Jaana M Almasri (2 months ago)
Kauppahalli on mukava ostospaikka. Siellä on monta ruokamyyjää. Mm. kaksi Kuopion vanhimpaa säilynyttä kahvilaa Burtsow ja Trube, kummallakin on leipomot ja tasokkaita tuotteita. B:lla on reilumman kokoisia leivoksia ja pullia. Burtsow on lisäksi kotileipomo, mikä on toiminut lähes 40 vuotta, kaikki tehdään kuten kotona vanhoilla resepteillä ilman lisä- tai nostatusaineita, se on ns. tuoretavaraa, mikä myydään tuoreena, eikä säilytetä monia päiviä. Aamulla voit saada yön yli levännyttä pullaa alehinnoin, mutta kaikki loppuu hyvin nopeasti. Tämä on pienehkö kahvila Carlsonin puoleisesta päädystä sisään tullessa. Hallissa myydään myös käsitöitä ja pikapurtavaa, lihaa ja kalaa sekä makeisia, erikoismyymälöitä ym. Tämä halli on harvoja Suomessa säilyneitä kauppahalleja. Se on kaunis myös ulkoapäin, ovi kuvattuna Veljmies-patsaan puolelta. Halli on tuoksuja tulvillaan. Auki klo 17.00:ään. Matkailija älä ohita tätä paikkaa. Hallin vieressä on Vossikka, hevoskyyti omalla tolpallaan. Paikassa ei asiakas wc:tä ole, mutta yleinen wc on maan alla ja se toimii kolikolla.
P Murray (5 months ago)
Wonderful in summer time on the weekends to stroll and visit the vendors to get fresh foods. Meat pies are the best.
Tomi Ruusala (2 years ago)
Here you can find lots of fresh fish, meat, cheese... Merchants know their products very well.
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