Unmissable tourist sites
Porvoo Travel guide
Porvoo : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Porvoo : Things to see and do
Aleksanterinkatu 3 FIN - 06100 Porvoo
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 Wal..
Raatihuoneentori FIN - 06100 Porvoo
The museum is housed in the former town hall, built in 1764. The collections date mainly from the 18C-19C. On the ground floor, harnesses, sledges, horse-drawn carriages and a collection of locks are on display. The first floor rooms are dedicated to..
Raatihuoneenkatu 21 FIN - 06100 Porvoo
Among the pieces exhibited, Vallgren's portrait (1886) and Edelfelt's bust illustrate the friendship between these two artists. Paintings by Johan Knutson (1816-1899), portraits by Nils Schillmark (1754-1804) and Iris ceramics and furniture (between ..
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 ..
Jokikatu 43 FIN - 06100 Porvoo
This hotel is in Porvoo’s Old Town, 5 minutes' walk from Porvoo Bus Station. It offers free Wi-Fi and boutique rooms with a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. Pariisin Ville's individually decorated rooms have a living room with a sofa, separate f..