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Fantastic place

We went there because of Lonely Planet and we can highly recomend it. Even our 17 year old teenager... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Anne C
Copenhagen, Denmark
via mobile
Fell in love with Eva

Came here as a stop over for and hour and fell in love with the place. Her work is sublime and... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
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Paateri atelier of Eva Ryynanen, Lieksa, Koli National Park 81560, Finland
+358 40 1044055
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We went there because of Lonely Planet and we can highly recomend it. Even our 17 year old teenager liked it. Beautiful place and during the guided tour you learn abort a great artist and the love of her life livlig a simple and harmonious...More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Came here as a stop over for and hour and fell in love with the place. Her work is sublime and simply beautiful. The guide spoke perfect English and was very helpful. So please we came here.

Thank Bingocheater
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Close to Lieksa this atelier of a Finnish sculpture artist is a MUST place to see. The area includes three buildings: a church, atelier and a home. The magnificent art work can be seen in all of these buildings. Never seen anything which would impress...More

Thank kirsihaa
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Cafe shop has magnificent wooden atmosphere (lunch only by pre-order, but coffee/tea and bakery things available). Nice atelier and home of artist. Church has even altarpiece made of wood :)

Thank PeteFinland
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Paateri is a must see. Eva Rynaanen's work is sublime and the church is simply stunning. From the setting, to the detail of the sculptural work, you will not want to miss this if you are a lover of art and architecture.

Thank skewedeye
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We have now visited Paateri twice and I guess there will be a third time in years to come. If you like wood and things made of wood then Paateri is a must. Eeva Ryynänen's workshop and home is there for us all to enjoy....More

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Reviewed 22 July 2016

It is a bit out of the way, but the carvings are lovely. We had known nothing of this artist, but enjoyed learning about her, seeing her home and the church was special. Love the benches!

Thank AdventurePhiles
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The Ryynänen couple was living and working at Paateri. Later, after they died, the place was transferred to be a museum of their lives and work. Eeva Ryynänen created very unique sculptures, carved from just one log (in the working area you will see how...More

Thank Jari M
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Been here couple of times. When i was a child and later on life. Small place, but intresting art to look at, specially the church floors and the church itself.

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

I was really surprised by the beauty of this place. It's along a small river Sammaljoki and the artist wanted the nature stay untouched, so there is beautiful forest around the church and the atelje. Usually I don't like churches but this one is really...More

Thank Anni K
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30 July 2017|
Response from skewedeye | Reviewed this property |
Driving is probably your best option. I don't know of any public transport that can get you there. It is a two and a half hour drive from Kuopio.