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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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  • We really enjoyed the small chocolate and coffee shops. Try the cinnamon rolls too, they were fantastic. Such a cute historic village.  more »
  • Very charming town. We want as part of tour. Lovely day just meandering in he streets and visiting all the shops. Shops have literally just about everything. Jewelry chocolate coffee  more »
  • This small town is located half an hour from Helsinki having very frequent bus connections available. This old town is very interesting with small promenads, also having cafes by the river. Shops, mar...  more »
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  • We visited this small Finnish town about an hour outside of Helsinki in May 2017. It was part of our day excursion from a Celebrity Cruises Baltic cruise. The town is quaint with lots of small shops and sidewalk cafes for enjoying your time here. The church on the summit was beautiful.
  • Beautiful, historical part of Porvoo. Worth a visit.
  • Small but cute old streets with artsy shops.
  • Nice and colorful small Finnish town
  • Amazingly beautiful city❤

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