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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.
Tourist attractions Vaasa : Things to see and do
Hovioikeudenpuistikko 4 FIN - 65101 Vaasa
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 ..
Museokatu 3 FIN - 65101 Vaasa
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 ..
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..
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..
Hovioikeudenpuistikko 23 FIN - 65100 Vaasa
Prix Prices from : 52 €
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 ..
Hovioikeudenpuistikko 18 FIN - 65100 Vaasa
Prix Prices from : 94 €
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..