What to see in Panozero
As an architectural entity, Panozero is the best preserved major village in Viena Karelia. In 2005, Panozero was awarded a Europa Nostra medal, which is the highest award for cultural heritage conservation in Europe.
The first christian church of Viena Karelia was built in Panozero.
The present church, which in the 1930s was converted into a cultural centre, was built in the 1850s. The church and the graveyard are surrounded by a handsome stone wall, which indeed lost most of its stones to building construction, when the so-called New Panozero flourished in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Graves are no longer visible in the graveyard.