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Lovely and lively, at least on a summer Saturday. Great shops, good food, friendly service... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2020
TimeTripping
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Vantaa, Finland
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Beautiful

A great piece of history, some really nice houses here. Nice for a walk combined with a cup of... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2020
Tero W
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 26 July 2020 via mobile

Lovely and lively, at least on a summer Saturday. Great shops, good food, friendly service. Adorable wooden quarters and cobblestone streets.

Date of experience: July 2020
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Reviewed 21 July 2020 via mobile

A great piece of history, some really nice houses here. Nice for a walk combined with a cup of coffee or lunch.

Date of experience: July 2020
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Reviewed 17 September 2019

Old Rauma is a world hetirage site that is very much alive today, people live in the old wooden houses. Lots and lots of boutiques and shops, rather touristic but what else can you expect. Nice to stroll down the old streets. I warmly recommend the guided tour. The old church and the museums (Kirstin talo showing how ordinary people lived, and Marela where the patron's family lived) are well worth visits as well. Staying overnight is recommended, so you have time to visit them all.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 12 September 2019

An old Nordic City constructed in wood Old Rauma, a UNESCO Heritage Site, has a charm and peace which is pleasing.
Oddly, the Church, now Lutheran, about which the town was built, displays wall paintings depicting biblical stories in true “Catholic” manner. In addition there are more recent adornments which do seem odd, though interesting, in a Lutheran Church.
Beyond the Church is the town of Old Rauma, narrow cobbled streets sided by wooden buildings painted in a variety of colours.
It is worth visiting the Marcela House Museum which tells the story of Gabriel Granlund, a wealthy shipowner, and his family at the end of the 19th Century. A fascinating little museum.
Pottering about the streets and alleyways one loses the sense of haste and stress of the modern world. A delight.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 20 August 2019

Old Rauma is a unique example of an old Nordic wooden town. Only the medieval church, the town hall and a couple of private houses are not wooden.

Most buildings got their present Neo-Renaissance appearance in the 1890s when the golden age of seafaring brought money for construction work.

Old Rauma was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1991.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Mikael F
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