Located in the
Crystal waterfalls punctuate the republic. Kivach, White Bridges, and
The biggest lakes in Europe can be found here, Ladoga and Onega. Where else can you see such breathtaking sunsets?
Besides nature, Karelia is famous for its unique wooden architecture. Kizhi Island attracts tourists with many ancient traditional Karelian buildings.
A sacred place for all believers, the stavropegic Valaam monastery is located on an island on Ladoga lake going by the same name. Many artists and writers find inspiration here.
The most populated city in Karelia is its capital Petrozavodsk with about 270,000 people.
Karelia is home to several ethnic groups, such as Karelians and Vepsians. They are proud of their roots and wear national costumes
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