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  • 1 Old Porvoo Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kirkkotori FIN - 06100 Porvoo

    The historical quarter was the working centre of town until the 19C. It burned down in 1760; many of the fine wooden houses therefore date from the late 18C and early 19C. Charming little houses, brightly coloured with neat gardens, line the winding ..

  • 2 Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Lundinkatu 5 FIN - 06100 Porvoo

    Built between the 14C and 16C, this grey-granite cathedral with decorated red-brick gables and a shingled roof often suffered damage. On 29 March 1809, the date of the creation of the autonomous Grand-Duchy, is also an important date for the cathedra..

  • 3 History Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 4 Edelfelt-Vallgren Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    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 ..

  • 5 House of Johan Ludvig Runeberg Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    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 Walte..

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