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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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  • While on a cruise and docked in Helsinki myself and three travel companions hired a taxi and travelled to Porvoo.It was a destination the cruiseline offered and we were quite happy to explore Porvoo i...  more »
  • Walking through the streets of the old city you find yourself in a fairytale land, with cobbled stone streets colorful doll houses .... Immediately I want to wrap up in a blanket and with a mug of hot tea to peer into the distance on the river ... Along the red houses.
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  • Porvoo is a wooden town, miraculously surviving in virtually the same form as two hundred years ago. To understand how Finland looked before it is necessary to visit this place. Red wooden barns near the River, where unloaded goods with trading ships near the bridge is the visiting card of the town. Very cute.
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