"Porvoo Church" Porvoo Things to Do Tip by JudyShen

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The Porvoo parish and the church originated in the 13th century. The church was first built of wood, later of stone. It was founded high on the hill to dominate the town.

Although the church has a long history, there is no special thing inside to see. The attractive thing is during you walking from the downtown to the church. Those narrow stone streets and old Finnish buildings are worth to see.

The best known of Porvoo's own artists is probably Albert Edelfelt, born in Kiiala manor in 1854. Edelfelt was especially enchanted by Old Porvoo with its narrow streets and the red river-bank outbuildings. Every summer for over 20 years, he travelled from Paris to paint in the Porvoo scenery.

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  • Written Jul 22, 2004
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