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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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  • To be honest I am not sure that it was worth the time and effort to get here. The old part of town is really very small, highly tourist orientated and really nothing special. A lot had been made of th...  more »
  • a must see if you are visiting helsinki to take a day trip to this charming old city. beautiful character and nice shops and restauarnts  more »
  • Nice pretty Old town. Area of Old town is small but pretty. Have some gift shops and restaurants in area and near by. If you are near Porvoo I would recomend to go there. Best time would be while sun ...  more »
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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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