Protected Historic landmarks

Protected Historic landmarks

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Juuka is peppered with historical buildings and protected heritage. Most of these landmarks are privately owned, however they are open for the public to admire.

Within the center of Juuka, the old municipality hall, club house, community college, preschool, old youth center (Now called the nursery of Puuhelmi) and the old pharmacy are some of the protected historic landmarks. These buildings are a a reminder of the historical transition to the modern era, showing the municipal development of Juuka before the war. The protected area within Juuka is mainly located within the Puu-Juuka (Old Juuka).

Some examples of Provincial protected historic landmarks are the estates of Nurkkala, Ritolahti, Harakkamäki and the great Pappila. Also, the "headquarters" of the soap-stone corporation of Nunnanlahti, the White House (Valkoinen talo) and the House of Troup (Trouppin talo) belong to the category of provincially protected historic landmarks.

Some examples of Regionally protected historic landmarks are the former school of Kopravaara (now called Future freetime - camping), the cottage of Tuomela that is maintained by the society of Juuka-seura, the school of Kannas, primary school of Nunnanlahti, the Tsasouna of the saint prophet Elia and the building next to the tsasouna, as well as the village house of Polvela.

All of the protected historic landmarks have been gathered into the file below. Note! Only in Finnish.


Contact details

Tourist info

Our main Info center in located in the Municipal hall;

Juuan kunta
Poikolantie 1 
83900 Juuka

Open: Mon - Fri, 9am - 3pm

Ph. +358 40 104 2865 (Information point of the Municipal Hall)
Ph. +358 40 104 2000 (Switchboard)
Fax. (+358 13) 472 123

There are also Info boards at various locations around Juuka, for instance;

Teboil gas station - Opposite the Kivikylä
Pullover stops on Highway 6


Note! Kartalla - also in English!

VisitKarelia link