Things to see and do - Porvoo
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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.
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..
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..
Kirkkotori 3 FIN - 06100 Porvoo
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..
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..
Sannaistentie 540 FIN - 07310 Sannäs
Renovated in 2014, Sannäsin Kartano is an 1830s manor house providing modern rooms with garden views, a TV and private bathroom with shower. WiFi and parking are free, and facilities include an indoor pool and restaurant. Porvoo city centre is within..