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
The old town is as picturesque as a place can be. This is a good place to spend an afternoon strolling, taking pictures and popping into small shops and cafes. more »
ヘルシンキから1時間弱で着く、こぢんまりした田舎町です。 カンピバスセンターの地下からバスが出ており、ネット事前購入で安ければ往復8ユーロ程で行けます。 街自体は本当にコンパクトで、徒歩で十分動き回れます。 かわいらしい雑貨店、写真映えする川沿いの街並みをのんびり回れて、穏やかな時間を過ごせました。 ただ、10月に訪れたので閑散期感がすごく、食事も含めると3時間あれば十分でした。 more »It is a small country town that arrives in less than an hour from Helsinki. There is a bus from the basement of the Campibus Center, and if it is cheap by online pre-purchase, it can be reached for about 8 euros round trip. The city itself is really compact and can be moved around on foot enough. I was able to spend a peaceful time in a pretty general store and the townscape along the river where the photograph shines leisurely. However, since I visited here in October, I had a very low season feeling, and three hours was enough to include meals.
Very nice place! Owner and the guys behind the desk were very friendly. Beer was cold and customers ware pure rugby guys and girls. Go old town shamrocks rugby!! you rock!!
Great atmosphere and staff, the locals are just lovely! Perfect if u want to watch a game of ice hockey or something
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