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Nordic in ambience, this port dates from the early 14C when Swedish sailors established a settlement on an island in the gulf of Bothnia. By the late 14C they had built Korsholm Castle. In 1606, Charles IX granted a charter to Korsholm and renamed it Vaasa in honour of the Swedish dynasty. Destroyed by fire in 1852, it was rebuilt 6km to the west in Empire and neo-Renaissance styles, augmented by the advent of modernism in the 1960s. Revell, one of Finland's great 20C architects, was from Vaasa.

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Tourist attractions Vaasa : Things to see and do

  • Museum of Fine Art Recommended Recommended

    Hovioikeudenpuistikko 4 FIN - 65101 Vaasa

    The museum's ground floor has foreign paintings, notably by French artists (Degas, Gauguin, Matisse, Picasso); upstairs are Finnish paintings dating from 1850 to 1940. This major collection has works by talented Finnish artists like Fanny Churberg, A..

  • Österbottens Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museokatu 3 FIN - 65101 Vaasa

    Cast brass doors (1929) lead into the museum; they depict the inauguration of the court of appeal of Korsholm in 1776 and the fire of 1852. The regional history section evokes Vaasa's golden age at the time of the tar trade (16C-18C) and displays cou..

  • Rewell Center Interesting

    Raastuvankatu 19 FIN - 65101 Vaasa

    This group of commercial buildings, on the eastern side of the market place, was constructed between 1958 and 1962 according to plans drawn up by Viljo Revell (1910-1964), a great Finnish architect and native of Vaasa. The buildings constitute a fine..

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Hotels Vaasa

  • Omena Hotel Vaasa Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Hovioikeudenpuistikko 23 FIN - 65100 Vaasa

    Prix Prices from : 66 €

    Located directly opposite Vaasa Train Station, this simple hotel is 200 metres from Vaasa Market Square. It offers free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV, fridge and microwave. Tea/coffee facilities and a dining/seating area are ..

  • Hotel Rantasipi Tropiclandia

    Lemmenpolku 3 FIN - 65170 Vaasa

    Set on Vaskiluoto island, this hotel is 200 metres from Wasalandia Amusement Park and 2 km from Vaasa Train Station and Kauppatori Square. It features an in-house restaurant, plus free WiFi and parking. A TV and private bathroom are standard at Hote..

  • Hotel Astor

    Asemakatu 4 FIN - 65100 Vaasa

    This elegant hotel is found directly opposite Vaasa Train Station. It offers a popular breakfast buffet and classic rooms with antique-style furniture and décor. Internet access is free. Hotel Astor’s rooms feature free wired internet, a TV and a mi..

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