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Storehouses at Porvoo in the light of the evening sun, Porvoo, Finland, Europe
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Until the 18C, Porvoo was the country's second largest commercial hub after Turku. The colony established on the banks of the River Porvoo prospered under the protection of a powerful fortress and in 1346 was granted a charter by the King of Sweden, Magnus Eriksson. The current centre separates the medieval town from the Empire-style area, designed around 1830 by architect Carl Ludvig Engel to retain the memory of national poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg, whose home can be visited. The cathedral and two museums in the old town are also worth seeing.

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Tourist attractions Porvoo : Things to see and do

  • The home of Finland's national poet, Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804-1877) is one of the town's best-preserved Empire buildings. The interior remains as it was during the poet's last years. In the drawing room, note the bust of his father (1860) by Walte..

  • The museum is housed in Porvoo's former town hall, built in 1764. The collections date mainly from the 18C and 19C and include harnesses, sledges, horse-drawn carriages and a collection of locks, as well as artefacts related to local history, 19C cos..

  • Porvoo Museum Recommended Recommended

    Raatihuoneenkatu 21

    As much about history as art, this museum exhibits works by the Finnish masters Ville Vallgren, Albert Edelfelt (1854-1905), Johan Knutson (1816-1899) and Nils Schillmark (1754-1804), but also some renowned names representing the Finnish industrial a..

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Hotels Porvoo

  • Hotelli Onni Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Kirkkotori 3 FIN - 06100 Porvoo

    Prix Prices from : 145 €

    This intimate, elegant hotel is located directly across from the Porvoo Cathedral in the heart of Old Town. It provides individually decorated rooms with free internet access and garden views. Bathrobes and slippers are featured in each Hotelli Onni..

  • Hotel Haikko Manor & Spa

    Haikkoontie 114 FIN - 06400 Porvoo

    The elegant Hotel Haikko Manor & Spa enjoys a seafront location, 6 km from Porvoo city centre, and functions in 2 separate buildings: the modern Spa hotel and the traditional Manor house. Guests enjoy free entry to the spa areas, pools and saunas. B..

  • Hotel Sparre

    Piispankatu 34 FIN - 06100 Porvoo

    This central yet quiet hotel is just around the corner from Porvoo’s main square and bus station. It offers free Wi-Fi and weekday evening sauna access. Helsinki is 50 km away. Hotel Sparre’s guest rooms have a private bathroom with shower. All are ..

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