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
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 ..
Keskustie 3 FIN - 65610 Vaasa
Prix Prices from : 72 €
The BEST WESTERN Hotel Vallonia is a peaceful and pleasant business, conference and family hotel. The BEST WESTERN Hotel Vallonia was built in 1984 and enlarged in 1989 and 2003. All of the 53 rooms have their own TV/Radio, telephone, minibar, shower..
Rewell Center 101 FIN - 65100 Vaasa
This hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from Vaasa Central Station. It offers a free evening sauna and 9th-floor nightclub featuring city views. All rooms have air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Vaasa’s rooms also include cable TV and a mini..