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"Red Paint for the King" Porvoo Things to Do Tip by aukjejetty

Porvoo Things to Do: 76 reviews and 123 photos

  Storehouse along Porvoonjoki
by aukjejetty

Along the Porvoonjoki (Porvoo's river) are numerous red painted storehouses lined up. It looks gorgeous with the sun shining on them.

Those storehouses were painted with red ochre in the late 18th century to impress the visiting king of Sweden, Gustavus III.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 3, 2003
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