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
A lovely little town with wooden houses and cobbled streets. Easy to get to using public transport from Helsinki the old town is a short (5 minute) walk from where the bus drops you off in the more...
A lovely little town with wooden houses and cobbled streets. Easy to get to using public transport from Helsinki the old town is a short (5 minute) walk from where the bus drops you off in the more... more »
Nice trip from Helsinki by public transport. Very small, at most 2 hours and seen everything. There is some good food to combine with lunch or dinner. There are some nature trails (1-3 hours long...
Nice trip from Helsinki by public transport. Very small, at most 2 hours and seen everything. There is some good food to combine with lunch or dinner. There are some nature trails (1-3 hours long... more »
It's truly a wonderful place! Sweet narrow cobble stone streets and a lot of little boutiques and shops to visit. And when you get tired, just sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or grab a snack or luch...
It's truly a wonderful place! Sweet narrow cobble stone streets and a lot of little boutiques and shops to visit. And when you get tired, just sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or grab a snack or luch... more »
Hair of the dog… literally Great ketchup, bottled Heinz. Karhu beer not to bad either. Asked for pub grub and was given menu of the restaurant next door. Fries supposed to be 4€ but got offered €6 as the only choice. They were undercooked. Burger was rough, dry and just a chunk of unseasoned mince meat, better yet, mine had a hair on it… I didn’t even feel like mentioning it… it’s in no way not worth the 18€ euro (make that €24 including the fries) Do yourself a favor and go to hesburger. Waitress is only interested at the guys at the bar playing Yahtzee, it was quite sad to witness. The girl who brought us the food was nice, she was from the place next door. She’s the one that deserves the star in this review Irish pub with teenage pop music, it’s a fecking joke
Lovely old style pub in the centre of Porvoo. Great choice of drinks and prices reasonable.. Lovely staff and friendly customers.
Delicious pint of Guinness here. Keg and cooler under the tap, cold and creamy. Best pint of Guinness in Finland as far as I have had.
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!!
During Happy Hour cheap Guinness and Karhu beer. Friday from 14.00 - 19.00. Monday - Friday Happy Hour from 16.00 - 19.00 Karhu 0,4 is 4 € and Guinness is 5,90 €
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