Summer town Porvoo

Porvoo is a charming town in Finland. I visited the area a few weeks ago and I’ll write about this visit to Haikko next week, but this week I want to reblog my own post about the town Porvoo. No point in repeating myself too much. Do have a look if you didn’t read it five years ago when I first wrote it, it still looks much the same anyway – old and lovely.

Near Here Way Away

Porvoo boat houses

There they are: red riverside warehouses. That row of small red cottages by the river is Porvoo’s trademark. They appear on postcards and school textbooks and welcome visitors to the town, just like they did already hundreds of years ago.

Painted houses and boutique shops

Porvoo is an old city located on the southern coast of Finland. Its history dates back to Middle Age and the old town attracts tourists with its narrow streets, wooden houses and old-fashioned atmosphere. Pebble streets lead to the medieval church or climb up steep hills turning to the doorsteps of some friendly house with red door and linen curtains on windows. Painted houses lean to each others creating colourful wooden walls which hide inner courtyards with apple trees and garden swings from the passers-by.

It is a windy day. The end of summer is near but Porvoo is still busy with tourists. The town…

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