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 Old Town Reviews
You can look around the old town very quickly as it is only a few streets big. Pop into the antique stores and chocolate shop to pass time! The old quirky houses are great to see. If you have time you... more »
В очередной раз проезжая рядом, просто не смогли не заглянуть в этот чудесный городок. Очень уютный и симпатичный. Посмотрели, можно сказать, со всех сторон на очаровательные красные амбары на берегу ... more »Once again driving nearby, just could not look at this wonderful town. Very cozy and cute. We could say, from all sides to the charming red barns on the bank of the river-the business card of Porvoo. We looked at the town hall and the cathedral. Did not bypass the chapter and the House of the bishop, and of course, climbed the ladder of the devil. Stunning views from above. Walking through the streets of old Porvoo enjoyed its coziness and friendliness. Old neat wooden houses preserve the spirit of calm, provincial, measured life. It is desirable to wander slowly on these streets, then to sit on quay and not to hurry anywhere. If you pass by, do not be lazy, look at Porvoo. A few hours you will be enough to see all the main attractions and fall in love with this beautiful town.
Cosy little irish pub, there you will be greeted with a warm smile.
Cosy little place with pleasant atmosphere.
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