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Back 100 years in 5 minutes from the highway - or taxi from Toijala railway station

If you are travelling outside Helsinki and especially to Tampere, get off the train in Toijala and... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Tampere, Finland
Beautiful and interesting historical place

Visavuori is at its best visited on a sunny summers day, when you can enjoy the surroundings and... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
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VISAVUORI is the museum of the life and works of sculptor Emil Wikstrom (1864-1942)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Visavuorentie 80, Valkeakoski, Finland
+358 3 5436528
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

The spectacular home for the famous finnish sculptor from the 19th century. The unique architecture with studio and observatory. Important finnish history! Ask guide and you get much more out of the visit. There is also a cafe and art exhibition in the area. Absolutely...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jarmok489
Reviewed 6 August 2017

If you are travelling outside Helsinki and especially to Tampere, get off the train in Toijala and take a taxi to Visavuori in case you don't have bicycles. Google Emil Wikström if you like but this place will take you back in history in his...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Visavuori is at its best visited on a sunny summers day, when you can enjoy the surroundings and have a cafe outside. Historically and architecturally interesting buildings and very beautiful location. They had a nice little activity for children, a sort of a quiz witch...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank LauraL8760
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Well kept and interesting place. Had a perfect informative tour, no extra charges. Nice gardens, everything looked beautiful.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank lindb
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Visavuori is a museum, a former atelier of famous sculptor Emil Wikström in a scenic place on a rock near lake Vanaja in Tarttila, Valkeakoski. You can visit the atelier and summer house of the family, feel the art noveau and carelianism-filled athmosphere and enjoy...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

The tea and the cakes tasted really good. You could have another cup for free. The young lady was so friendly and nice : excellent service. The location was beautiful and the decorations and the interior of the cafe were lovely too. I'll definitely visit...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 231eijap
Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you have a car and one day take a trip to Sääksmäki / Valkeakoski and visit Visavuori and Rapola Ridge. Here you can feel the atmosphere of the early days art life in Finland. The architecture is interesting. You will get to know the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank MC0777
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

There are various kind of art to enjoy. Modern works of contemporary artists in addition to the classic sculptures of Emil Wikström. The drawings of Kari Suomalainen are also interesting. The buildings and their interiors are works of art also. The cafe has got fresh...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank HannuH_12
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Visavuori has some genuine magic. The spirit of art and culture touches one's soul. The place and the location has such a beauty. None of that sterile museum world but a living thing! One can find very economical places to stay over night like Voipaala...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Mirja v
Reviewed 2 June 2016

If the story of a wonderful artist, breathtaking landscapes and absolutely beautiful, old buildings interest you, this is the place to visit. The location alone is worth the trip, trust me, but then there's so much more I can't even recommend it enough. We planned...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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