"Porvoo - Captivating charm of Finland" Top 5 Page for this destination Porvoo by HORSCHECK
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My three weeks summer holiday 2005 started with a day in the picturesque Finnish village of Porvoo. Porvoo is the second oldest city of Finland and is home to about 46.000 people. About 33 % of them speak Swedish as their mother tongue.
I was lucky enough to meet two local VT members in Porvoo so I had the chance to see the city through the eyes of a local. How else could I know where Mika Hakkinen got married?
Porvoo's main tourist attraction is the Old Town with its colourful houses and cobbled streets. Apart from that the Porvoo river banks invite visitors for a stroll and a rest in one of the cafes and restaurants.
"My trip had begun. I was about to see Europe again."
--- Bill Bryson, Neither here nor there ---
- Pros:Fantastic colourful scenery on long sunny summer days.
- Cons:Long dark nights in the winter.
- In a nutshell:Captivating charm of Finland.
I must admit that we didn't eat here, but at least we had a close look at the restaurant from the inside and outside.... more travel advice
Gossiping seems to be quite popular in Porvoo. In the Old Town of Porvoo you still find some houses with gossip mirrors,... more travel advice
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