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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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  • Tikanoja Museum Recommended Recommended

    Hovioikeudenpuistikko 4

    The Vaasa businessman, Frithjof Tikanoja (1877-1964), an amateur art collector, donated his collection of paintings and drawings to the City of Vaasa, which founded this museum in 1951. Works by international artists, such as Degas, Gauguin, Matisse ..

  • Cast brass doors (1929) lead into the Ostrobothnia Museum; they depict the inauguration of the Korsholm court of appeal 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). The ..

  • Rewell Center Interesting

    Raastuvankatu 19

    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

  • Original Sokos Hotel Royal Vaasa

    Hovioikeudenpuistikko 18 FIN - 65100 Vaasa

    This eco-friendly, stylish hotel, 50 metres from Vaasa Train Station, is a 10-minute walk from Bothnian Bay. It features 2 indoor rooftop pools and saunas with panoramic city and water views. There is free WiFi throughout the property. Guest rooms a..

  • Hotel Rantasipi Tropiclandia Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Lemmenpolku 3 FIN - 65170 Vaasa

    Prix Prices from : 66 €

    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..

  • Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Vaasa

    Rewell Center 101 FIN - 65100 Vaasa

    This hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from Vaasa Central Station and offers a free evening sauna and a free fitness centre which opens at 05:00 each morning. All rooms have air conditioning and free WiFi. Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Vaasa’s rooms also incl..

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