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Porvoo Old Town

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“cobbled streets”(26 reviews)
“chocolate shop”(13 reviews)
“antique shops”(9 reviews)
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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 small market old church lovely town worth the trip pretty town walk around few hours
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank susieQ304
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank gmtravellers
Reviewed 7 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

1  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

Thank Pete R
Reviewed 3 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.

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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Took the Onnibus from Helsinki, costs 5eur/pers plus 1eur reservation fee on the phone app. Takes 1h from Helsinki bus station. Bus station in Porvoo is close to the old center. The old.citynis beautiful with old wooden houses, there are also many quiet streets in...More

Thank Andrei M
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We took the regular bus from Helsinki which takes about an hour and drops you at the uninspiring Porvoo bus station. Some parts of this small town are modern concrete and very bland and its only when you cross the main road and go into...More

Thank Graham0072015
Reviewed 9 September 2018

this lovely old town outside Helsinki is worth a visit. My group was on a purchased day tour. Anu was our knowledgeable guide. the streets are steep and all cobble-stoned in the ways of yesteryear. Brunberg chocolate store is a stop of locals and tourists...More

Thank Lindamsw
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Our experience of Porvoo Old Town was different- in a positive way- from some of the reviews I have just read. We visited on a weekday in September and arrived fairly early (before 10am, which is when most of the shops open). As a result...More

Thank CanberraTripper
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We visited Porvoo as an excursion from our cruise ship in Helsinki, and while some of the buildings are very old and the old town can be quaint - it is mostly just a bunch of tourist shops and cafes. While somewhat interesting it is...More

Thank GeofJx
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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