"Kristinestad aka Kristiinankaupunki" Kristinestad by johnsakura

Kristinestad Travel Guide: 23 reviews and 39 photos


Kristiinankaupunki is a very nice little town in the western sea side of Finland. You have this old part of town with lots of wooden houses with all different colours and just a couple of amazing building. I found this little town very nice and one of my favorite one so far in Finland. Its is said that more than 50% of the whole 8600 people population speaks Swedish as it as a Swedish town of course. Kristinestad was given its name after the Swedish Queen Krsitina back in 1649, years of its foundations This town achieved great importance on the 1800´s and was one of the major ports of Finland by then.

On the picture you can see the Old Costums House in wood painted in white, and, right near iit you have the beautiful church of Ulrika Eleonora which will make you love it.

Countryside feeling

In this town you´ll feel you are in the country side somewhere lost in a village. This is a very peacefull place to visit and enjoy its little special things like this nice small wind mill near the Ulrika Eleonora Kirka.

  • Last visit to Kristinestad: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • May 16, 2006 at 8:46 AM

    Very good tips! A few corrections, though: The white building is actually the town hall ("raatihuone") and it is built of stone. Staketgatan and Parmansgatan are street names.

  • Feb 10, 2005 at 9:24 PM

    my country, and i have never been here! thank you... KuLtUrA


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