"Charming town by the sea" Top 5 Page for this destination Porvoo by Sininen

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Second oldest town in Finland

If you have only a few days to spend in Finland and arrive in Helsinki I would recommend you a day trip to historic Porvoo. There is no knowledge when Porvoo got its town rights, but it must have been in mid 14th century, which makes Porvoo the second oldest town/city in Finland after Turku. The population is abt 46.000 of whom 64% are Finnish speaking, 34% Swedish speaking and the remaining 2% speak other languages as their mother tongue.

Boat sheds

These red boat sheds seem to be some kind of symbol of Porvoo, at least you see them in all the tourist brochures.

Cathedral

is another tourist attraction in Porvoo and for a reason too.

  • Last visit to Porvoo: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated Jul 22, 2005
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  • we2364's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2008 at 9:15 AM

    Nicely I viewed your page again as I plan to see Santa Clause. Can I meet him even after Christmas ^_^ Also Happy New Year in 2008! (I will read more later about your page, truly helpful)

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2007 at 10:24 PM

    Thanks for this page, I will def add it to my list when going to Helsinky ;-)

  • Scandic's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2007 at 1:38 PM

    Kivat Porvoo-sivut :-) Paljon hyvää infoa ja matskua muutenkin. Etusivun kuvasi on kyllä aivan mielettömän kaunis, kiitos siitä. Kiitos myös synttärionnitteluista, Niina

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2007 at 2:25 AM

    Lovely old houses!

  • JamalMorelli's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2006 at 4:32 PM

    Let me know if RyanAir starts making supercheap trips to FI... and Happy New Year to you....

  • DPando's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2006 at 4:08 AM

    excellent shots..you can imagine such beautiful is this town !! great !!

  • el_ruso's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2005 at 8:28 PM

    a truly charming place!

  • Igraine's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2005 at 3:28 PM

    Porvoo is a very scenic town, old town certainly is. I noticed that myself!

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