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What is Porvoo
Porvoo (Swedish: Borgå) is a small town 50 kilometers east of Helsinki, Finland.
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About Porvoo elsewhere
"The Czar felt the Grand Duchy of Finland needed a capital of grand proportions."
"Lutheranism was established in Finland, and in 1581 the country was raised to the rank of grand duchy."
"; Swedish Borgå Landtdag ), was the summoned legislative assembly to establish the Grand Duchy of Finland in 1809 and the heir of the powers of the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates."
"Jakobstad is also the birthplace of the nation's national poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg."
"Amongst its museums is the Johan Ludvig Runeberg museum dedicated to Finlandâ€™s greatest national poet."
"The Finnish national poet J.L Runeberg lived in this house togetether with his wife until his death in 1877."
annaliisailola from Finland wrote about Porvoo 4 years, 6 months ago
Attractive small town. The old town is very interesting with small boutiques and coffeehouses, old wooden houses. The riverside Porvoonjoki is a pleasant place in summertime - like you were abroad! And of course the very old church is worth visiting. I really liked the town
About places near Porvoo
Kerava is a bit of a joke in Finland. "Keravan kundi" or "Keravan kolli" means literally "a guy from Kerava" but refers to a lower educational level individual, usually violent, drunken and with a loud mouth.
Actually its a sleepy little residential town with very few reasons to visit for a tourist. Probably a much nicer town to live in what its reputation might suggest.
tutteli from Finland wrote about Vessölandet 3 years ago
"A nice and peaceful area near a sand quarry (Lohja Rudus) and a campsite/caravan park in the Porvoo archipelago. Anders Lindholm and Erik Vahtola found this place in 2003 after enthusiastic searching for boulders on the island of Vessölandet near Porvoo. The quarry area features quality slab bouldering, vertical highballs, overhangs and arêtes. The types of holds vary from smooth slopers to crimps and pinches.
Within one-hour drive from Helsinki, 15mins from Porvoo, and a great deal of further potential (especially in the grades above 6b) the area is definitely worth a visit."
6hill from Finland wrote about Vuosaari Golf 4 years, 7 months ago
A links style course undergoing massive renovation over a few years, now complete with the customary deep bunkers and hillsides full of heather. The fairways are quite narrow, so yells of "FORE!" are the usual muzak. Windy, but pleasantly so, and something quite different in terms of golfing experience.
tilkkuliini from Finland wrote about Porvoo Hostel 4 years, 5 months ago
Affordable and peaceful place. It costs about 19 euros to sleep in a double room. If you want to party in Porvoo, this might not be the best place to over night, but if you want to just sleep well, this is the right choise. I didn't hear any noices in the night.
The easiest way to contact them and book a room is sending e-mail to email@example.com
tilkkuliini from Finland wrote about Design Deli 4 years, 4 months ago
This is really a must-go shopping place in Porvoo. All the stuff is hand made Finnish design. Every time I go to Porvoo, I just have to visit here.
Some of the products are a bit expensive, but everything is worth its' price. I allways try to save money and buy only the little things and Ooops! Again I spent 50 euros :D You just can't leave there with out buying something. The more I think of it, the more I want to go there again!
tilkkuliini from Finland wrote about Brunberg's chocolate shop 4 years, 4 months ago
The most delicious shop in Finland. You can buy the famous Brunberg chocolate kisses here. There are plenty of other goods too. And the prices are ridiculous low :) This is the place where I go first every time when I'm in Porvoo. It's good to continue shopping, when tummy is full of chocolate :D
tilkkuliini from Finland wrote about Ekokauppa Oravanpesä 4 years, 4 months ago
Strange little boutique. They are selling all kinds of stuff, which are made environmentally friendly. I haven't really bought anything yet, but I guess I don't belong to their target group :D
The staff is a bit odd but they are still friendly, so don't be scared :D
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