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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Punaisilla aitoilla ei ollut juurikaan porukkaa, yksi ryhmä kävi vain katsomassa ollessani siellä. Paikassa ei juurikaan ollut mitään nähtävää, sillä esimerkiksi aittojen edessä joen puolella olevaa.... more »
A very suitable place to take beautiful photos. Old wooden houses, old pine trees, a river, all this creates a very picturesque landscape. I highly recommend visiting this place! more »
Lovley evening out at this place. Nice food and drinks. Good company and helpful staff.
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!!
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