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Cathedral of Porvoo

Kirkkotori, Porvoo 06100, Finland
+358 19 6611250
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“old church” (17 reviews)
“bell tower” (5 reviews)
“steep walk” (2 reviews)
Kirkkotori, Porvoo 06100, Finland
+358 19 6611250
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

There was a choir being videoed inside while we were there, which hindered the visit a little, but it is a quaint little church inside. It is apparently still used for marriages etc and I can see why.

Thank WLKennedy
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Provoo is not big town, but calm and compact. It's good to visit for foreigner fro outside of Europe. Here is located on the hill, and if you would come Porvoo, it is main event to walk up here.

Thank Zhubaba
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

My brother get married here. Romantic old church upon the hill. Definitely one of the most beautiful church in Finland 🇫🇮

Thank Rosa L
Reviewed 14 November 2017

From all perspectives the cathedral presents attractive facades and viewpoints. We first glimpsed it from across the river and looked forward to visiting it. On entering the grounds the frontage was delightful. Mostly white interspersed with brickwork and three recessed tall windows. The adjacent tower...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The Cathedral of Porvoo is a small church located on the hill overlooking the 14th century seaside town of Porvoo. It a quiet respite and because of the uhill climb, not too overwhelmed with tourists. Like most Scandinavian churches had a ship hanging inside of...More

Thank Delbe M
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This site is worth the climb to the top of the Porvoo hill. It is a small church that contains a beautifully carved pulpit, a scale model of a ship hanging near the front, lovely chandeliers, and a lot of history. The view of the...More

Thank Joelyn O
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Its a tough walk up from the village over some rather rough cobble stones, which in reality were closer to boulders. After visiting St Petersburg yesterday, this was a very pleasant and simple church. Lots of pews inside, with a good sized organ. Definitely worth...More

Thank Gla_Rangers
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This church was almost lost to fire in 2006 and was rebuilt and saved. Lovely church, very quiet and an easy walk from the old town.

Thank Family464
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Probably one of the smaller Cathedrals I've seen but then the bell tower is separate. Quite distinctive and easy to find (on the top of a hill). Good views from the grounds.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Good design and beautiful. However it is important to remember that Finland has been a poor country where we other Europeans were tasting good food and decorated the houses --- and we Finns did not even have chimneys in our houses...

Thank JukkaPaananen
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