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Porvoo Old Town, Porvoo

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • Enjoying feeling of history, beautiful wooden houses, small shops and great restaurants, bars and cafes. Porvoo old town is unique in world wide context. Reserve enough time, when visiting.  more »
  • We loved it here, the town is so cute with old buildings shops to wander in and cafes. A very nice place to spend half a day  more »
  • We enjoyed strolling around Porvoo Old Town. It is quite touristy but has a variety of interesting shops and nice restaurants. The old wooden houses offer great photo opportunities and we enjoyed expl...  more »
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  • Beautiful, historical part of Porvoo. Worth a visit.
  • Small but cute old streets with artsy shops.
  • Charming medieval atmosphere with plenty of cozy cafés and artisanal shops.
  • Nice place..I loved it.
  • Old town of Porvoo is great and one of the best place in Finland