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Rauma

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Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. inhabitants on the west coast of Finland, north of Turku, and south of Pori. Granted town privileges on 17 April 1442 (then under the rule of Sweden), Rauma is known for its paper and maritime industry, high quality lace (since the 18th century) and the old wooden architecture of its centre (Old Rauma, Vanha Rauma), which is a UNESCO world heritage site.HistoryIn the 14th century, before being declared as a town, Rauma had a Franciscan monastery and a Catholic church. In 1550, the townsmen of Rauma were ordered to relocate to Helsinki, but this was unsuccessful and Rauma continued to grow.Practically the whole wooden part of the town of Rauma was devastated in the fires of 1640 and 1682. The city centre, which was as large as the town was until 1809, has approximately 600 wooden buildings. The neo-renaissance style of many of the houses is a result of prosperity brought on by seafaring. In 1897 Rauma had the largest fleet of sailing boats in Finland, totaling 57 vessels. Goods were mainly exported to Germany, Stockholm and the Baltic states. In the 1890s, Rauma got a teacher's college (a 'seminar'), which was later annexed to the University of Turku. A part of the department of education still exists in Rauma.
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World heritage site
Old Rauma
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Church
The Church of the Holy Cross
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Military Museum
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum
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Lighthouse
Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island
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Duration: 2h 30 min

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Theme Park
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Observation Deck
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower Tampere
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Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko Tampere
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Beach
Yyteri Beach Pori
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Hidden gems in Rauma

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Specialty Museum
Marela Museum House
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Ruokapuoti Lumo
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History Museum
The Old Town Hall Museum
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Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Rauma

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Art Museum
Rauma Art Museum
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Art Museum
Teresia and Rafael Lonnstrom Home Museum
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Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Rauma

Cemetery
Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Ruin
The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity
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Duration: 30 minutes

Outdoors in Rauma

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Outdoor Activity
Kuuskajaskari
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Where to stay in Rauma

Look to the south of the train station for the majority of accommodations in Rauma. These include converted summerhouses, now offering rooms with views of the coastline and river, as well as a camping ground and a handful of simple hotels. Some of the most distinctive accommodations are found in the east of town, in the old district close to UNESCO-listed architecture. Set in buildings dating back to the 1930s, the hotels here veer towards luxury and are magnificently placed for sightseeing.
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