Vaasa Travel guide
Vaasa : Michelin's recommendations
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
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 ..
Kaupungintalon Aukio FIN - 65101 Vaasa
Built in 1883 in neo-Renaissance style and based on plans drawn up by M Isaeus, Vaasa's town hall is a good example of late-19C civil architecture.
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..
Hovioikeudenpuistikko 23 FIN - 65100 Vaasa
Prix Prices from : 70 €
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 ..
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 18 FIN - 65100 Vaasa
Prix Prices from : 89 €
This eco-friendly, stylish hotel, 50 metres from Vaasa Train Station, is a 10-minute walk from Bothnian Bay. It features free Wi-Fi and 2 indoor rooftop pools and saunas with panoramic city and water views. Guest rooms at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, V..