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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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  • The old town of Porvoo is a unique urban environment with narrow lanes, old buildings and small boutiques. On this visit, we have found new things to do and places to tutustuttavia, as well as the quality of the food.
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  • Took a bus from Kamppi Bus station 9euros one way. An hour ride. Town is quiet and peaceful. The colored painted houses and the red ones are the feature. Walked around using their tourism map. Easy to...  more »
  • It is one of the oldest towns in Finland, and is arriving from the bus for about 50 minutes. With its small Clara colorful, the city of Bogotá has a paved road, with its inhabitants in a leisurely and slow pace. Walking in the ancient city, I think, if you can live here, how good ah!!
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  • Very friendly environment. Great place to chill or hang out with friends.
  • Very nice atmosphere
  • It feels really homely somehow, a pub where you can grab a beer or other drinks and relax! Great pricing, great service and most importantly the only(that I know of) pub in Porvoo that serves Ardbeg!
  • Very beatiful old Town with lots of shops. I recomend visiting.
  • Miniature copy of Tallinn's old town with few coffee shops and restaurants.
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