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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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  • A pleasure to stroll through the old town. Great House, a little crooked and winding, as it should be. Small shops with a lot of fun to buy, sometimes cheap and sometimes expensive. Grab yourself a cup of coffee in a cozy old-fashioned Cafe, ex Helmi, for it is hard to go on the Cobbles.
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  • A wonderful place to Porvoonjoen Beach hipoen, beautiful. A lot of small old-style boutiques where it is nice to go shopping or just to look at. Unfortunately, the winter quiet.
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  • Very interesting barracks and antique shop in them is required to attend. A lot of interesting dishes and not only.
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  • Charming medieval atmosphere with plenty of cozy cafés and artisanal shops.
  • Old town of Porvoo is great and one of the best place in Finland
  • Beautiful village. Easy to walk around, though very cobbly streets.
  • Lovely part of Porvoo town: A bit touristy but offers good photo-ops. Parking is a problem: I recommend using the Citymarket store car park.
  • If you are visiting Finland you should visit Porvoo! Beautiful place!