Uusimaa
Porvoo
Recommended
Porvoo The Essential
Recommended
Until the 18C, Porvoo was the country's second largest commercial hub after Turku. The colony established on the banks of the River Porvoo prospered under the protection of a powerful fortress and in 1346 was granted a charter by the King of Sweden, Magnus Eriksson. The current centre separates the medieval town from the Empire-style area, designed around 1830 by architect Carl Ludvig Engel to retain the memory of national poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg, whose home can be visited. The cathedral and two museums in the old town are also worth seeing.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Porvoo
Old Porvoo
Old Porvoo
The historical quarter was the working
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Porvoo Cathedral
Porvoo Cathedral
This grey-granite cathedral with gables
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Porvoo Museum
Porvoo Museum
As much about history as art, this
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History Museum of Porvoo
History Museum of Porvoo
The museum is housed in Porvoo's former
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House of Johan Ludvig Runeberg
House of Johan Ludvig Runeberg
The home of Finland's national poet,
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