Things to do in Porvoo

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Things to Do in Porvoo

Check out must-see sights and activities:
Porvoo Old Town, Cathedral of Porvoo, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Parks.

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Top Attractions in Porvoo

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What travellers are saying

  • Brian
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice quiet old town . Catch the bus from Kampi bus station . About 10 euro each way . Regular buses . Worth a day trip for sure
    Written 11 July 2024
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  • Schatze
    Chicago, IL227 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a beautiful cathedral. It's a bit of a hike up to the church, but worth it! The inside is just as beautiful as the outside. You don't want to miss this is you visit Porvoo.
    Written 3 March 2023
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  • Becky L
    Leek, UK53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took a trip here from Helsinki Market Square on Moomin Day! I really wanted to visit the island because it inspired Tove Jansson to write “Moominpappa at Sea.”
    We set off at 8:45 and arrived at around 11:45. We had just over 1 hour to explore the island which was plenty of time. It was very beautiful and peaceful and I loved learning about the history of the lighthouse itself. Inside was also a Tove Jansson exhibition with some of her artwork and photographs which were really interesting. We left the island at 13:00 and arrived back in Helsinki at 15:45.
    I definitely recommend taking food with you as there’s nothing av there apart from some light refreshments on the boat operated by Porto Lines.
    It’s definitely worth a visit to see the beauty of the island and if you’re interested in the lighthouse history and the Moomins.
    Written 15 August 2023
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  • Lisa Lisa
    14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The house isn’t massive, but displays original or family donated furniture to show how it would have looked. Lots of information available in different languages.
    Written 4 November 2019
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  • Reissumies22
    15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nothing super exciting, but an interesting site. Nice place for a little walk or maybe even a run up the stairs. Worth a look, if you're visiting old Porvoo.
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • Nea_B
    Helsinki, Finland355 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you love mansions and history (European) this mansion tour is for you - thus they only do the tours in the summertime and mainly in Finnish so please check the website and get in contact if you need to have a tour in English. This privately owned mansion has been owned by the same family since 1600ś and the owner's family (Earl) keeps the tour. We love it and will do again!
    Written 16 July 2023
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  • erika v
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Typical Finnish indoor swimming centre. Two saunas, baby pool, bubble pool, one slide and "play-around-pool", big pool for training, diving pool and cold pool. Quite busy on weekends if the weather is bad.
    Written 6 November 2019
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  • LostInTime
    Pittsburgh, PA21,334 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a nice old house in a nice old town. It’s not groundbreaking or anything but it’s nice to see something that has lasted from another era.
    Written 15 June 2023
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  • Saliven G
    Porvoo, Finland30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the nicest toy museums I've been to, home and abroad. Really interesting old toys and nostalgic stuff from my own childhood, bringing back sweet memories. Also a dear place often visited with my daughter.
    Written 30 March 2020
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  • Arnold K
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was beautiful place and worth to visit. I must come again in some time when i come to Porvoo. Nice museum area in Porvoo! I didn,t expect how good this museum area can be!
    Written 1 September 2021
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  • EvelynErika
    Porvoo, Finland193 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Standing on the square you can soak up the medieval feel of the surrounding buildings full of history! You will see the Town Hall which is the oldest town hall building in Finland and it's of Hårlemanian Baroque classicism style.
    The square is the only intact market complex dating back to the 1700s in Finland. Tourists appreciate it as a peaceful living room-like place where you can sit and enjoy the atmosphere of old Porvoo.
    Written 20 February 2023
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  • Saliven G
    Porvoo, Finland30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Only the historical building, a typical Gustavian manor, is worth a visit. Nowadays the gallery might exhibit classic and postmodern paintings, expressive sculptures or fashionable ball dresses. The atmosphere seems to work for almost anything.
    Written 8 December 2019
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