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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. Using our world travel planner, Porvoo attractions like Porvoo Old Town can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Porvoo is the second oldest city in Finland. We visited here by bus from kamppi bus station. There are a lot of bus from here. Its about 1 hour to porvoo from helsinki. I visit porvoo when...  more »
  • The Old Town is quite small, and other than a few shops and restaurants/cafes there isn't a lot here. It's still worth a walk around, the old wooden buildings are worth looking at, and the whole...  more »
  • The medieval town of Porvoo is certainly worth seeing. It's quaint and picturesque, with lots of old wooden buildings dating mainly from the eighteenth and nineteenth century — fire destroyed most of....  more »
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  • Lovley evening out at this place. Nice food and drinks. Good company and helpful staff.
  • Very nice place! Owner and the guys behind the desk were very friendly. Beer was cold and customers ware pure rugby guys and girls. Go old town shamrocks rugby!! you rock!!
  • Just best pub in town
  • Great atmosphere and staff, the locals are just lovely! Perfect if u want to watch a game of ice hockey or something
  • Flattering old town, and very large. Allthough, because I had the luxury of acompany with a historian, I believe it enriched the experience for me.
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