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Porvoo Old Town

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Jokikatu and Mannerheiminkatu, Porvoo 06100, Finland
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All reviews cobbled streets chocolate shop antique shops walk along the river day trip oldest city bus station tourist shops couple of hours walking shoes old church small market worth the trip pretty town finnish town nice place to visit walk around
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is only one hour bus ride away from Helsinki. We took the bus from Kampi bus station and paid 60 Euros for two adults and two children for both way tickets. It was snowing there when we arrived in Porvoo. Christmas light decorations...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 53sunandas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charming little shops and some lovely cafe's. The map with the walking route is helpful and you get to take in a good mix of old and new.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank lorhawk
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Very pretty old small town Porvoo! It is a real big enjoy to walk there during mornings, days or nights. Small houses, shops, cafes, embankments, the river and very picturesque views! I like it very-very much! Strictly recommend for visiting!!! Enjoy!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank _D2969AT
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Nice place, the river bed is good to relax. And the restaurants at summer are wonderful and can get good food, beer cafes can be a must visit place.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Praveena K
Reviewed 28 November 2018

A small old town but delightful. Map in the cafe by the bus station was helpful but you can explore other streets. Geared to tourists for gift shopping but this didn't spoil the old town experience. Wooden houses in various conditions set on streets or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karl S
Reviewed 19 October 2018

This is Finland's second oldest city founded in 1346. It is a pretty place but not a lot to do except shop or eat. The cathedral was interesting but that was about it. There is a public restroom which says it requires coins but did...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank susieQ304
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

After spending 3 hectic days in St Petersburg it was a welcome change to drive into the Finnish countryside to the town of Porvoo. Many of the buildings in the old town are constructed of wood including some storage buildings that are UNESCO sites. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gmtravellers
Reviewed 8 October 2018

To be honest I am not sure that it was worth the time and effort to get here. The old part of town is really very small, highly tourist orientated and really nothing special. A lot had been made of this town, but I left...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 4 October 2018

a must see if you are visiting helsinki to take a day trip to this charming old city. beautiful character and nice shops and restauarnts

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pete R
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Nice pretty Old town. Area of Old town is small but pretty. Have some gift shops and restaurants in area and near by. If you are near Porvoo I would recomend to go there. Best time would be while sun in shining.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Cadhlan | Reviewed this property |
The cheapest way is to take Onnibussi from Kamppi bus terminal in the central of Helsinki. Onnibus' journey time is 45 min and the price can be cheap as 3 € one way if you book early. Which is cheaper than travel from the... More