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Porvoo Old Town, Porvoo

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One of only six surviving medieval towns in Finland, Porvoo Old Town was first mentioned in texts dating back to the 14th century, but many of the original wooden buildings from this time period burned to the ground. The highlight of the town are the red wooden storage houses on the river, which are listed as a World Heritage Site. The remaining stone buildings, such as Porvoo Cathedral, represent the oldest of the buildings still standing from the original medieval town. Today the remaining wooden buildings in the old town center house art studios and artisan shops where local products are sold. Consider wearing boots with ankle support for walking over the uneven cobblestones. Use our Porvoo tourist route planner to arrange your visit to Porvoo Old Town and other attractions in Porvoo.
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  • Porvoo is known for his red boat houses. But the town has more. An ideal opportunity for a few hours by strolling. It is the second oldest town in Finland and well preserved.
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  • Helsinki is by Highway bus very cute old town is only 1 hours, small town. I went was a quiet area few people walk off at most stores at Christmas. Explore the old town of Porvoo is still fun. I'd end up walking one hour if you walk briskly. Red brick warehouses along the River (see probable antique SHOP) is 見惚remasu atmosphere alone. Of the residents I met kind and told us "a really beautiful summer city" said.
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  • I really loved this charming Nordic wooden architecture! if you want to have one-day trip out of the capital - it is the best solution! Lots of cafes and souvenir shops, museums and galleries. It is r...  more »