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Taidekeskus Retretti (Retretti Art Center)

  • Tuunaansarintea 3 Map It
  • Punkaharju

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One of the most popular excursions from Savonlinna is to the eastward Taidekeskus Retretti. It's accessible via a two-hour boat ride or a 30-minute, 29-km (18-mi) bus trip. It consists of a modern art complex of unique design and has a cavern section built into the 8-km (5-mi) Punkaharju Ridge, which rises from the water and separates the Puruvesi and Pihlajavesi lakes. (At times the pine-covered rocks narrow to only 25 feet, yet the ridge still manages to accommodate a road and train tracks.)

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Tuunaansarintea 3, Punkaharju, Southern Savonia, 58450, Finland

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Sight Details:

  • €15
  • June and Aug., daily 10–6 (ticket office open until 5); July, daily 10–7


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