Finland
Porvoo

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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day7

    Wildflowers or weeds?

    August 18, 2017 in Finland

    In Porvoo I spent a lovely rest time amongst the grass and flowers. Found a bumblebee, heard cicadas but couldn't find them, Harald Milton climbed a tree.
    Walking along the tracks I felt I could've been back in old medieval times walking or on horseback.
    There was a place called Castle Hill where these tracks were going around. There's no castle anymore but the moats dug around it are still there. These were dry moats but still effective apparently.Read more

  • Day7

    Porvoo

    August 18, 2017 in Finland

    Porvoo is about 50 km east of Helsinki, a very pleasant bus ride.
    "Idyllic town with it's well preserved wooden houses and picturesque cobble-stoned streets. The city's town plan is from the Middle Ages, the low small houses, picturesque yards and narrow streets form a historically unique wooden town milieu. The symbols of Porvoo - the red warehouses on the river banks- tell the story of seafaring and trading." From a brochure
    In the old town there were lots of little shops, a couple of museums one of which was a typical old house. The cathedral there is another example of stunning craftsmenship. I'm not that religious but love looking at churches and cathedrals due to their history and often their sheer beauty.
    Porvoo - a must see and easy do
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Porvoo, بورفو, Горад Порва, Порвоо, Պորվոո, QXJ, ポルヴォー, 포르보, Порво, Borgoa, Porvas, Borgå, Porvō, پوروو, 波爾沃

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