ADD TO LISTA modest number of travelers pay Porvoo a visit when traveling through Finland. Porvoo can be worth stopping by, as it has some nice shopping and churches. Its most popular attraction is the Old Town. Take a moment to look over this Porvoo travel guide to see more things to see and do.
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Budget accommodation in Porvoo
Basic guesthouse, 400m from the bus station. No breakfast, but free use of kitchen facilities.
Porvoo Camping Kokonniemi
Uddaksentie 17 (1.5km from city centre)
Camping and caravan ground plus 10 cabins for up to four people. Showers, sauna, kiosk, BBQ shelter, playground. Open June-August only.
Cabins €58-67, camping €12/space plus €4/person.
Tel. +358 19 523 0012
HI-affiliated hostel in a Porvoo-style red wooden building. 33 beds in 10 rooms.
Single/double €29/38, €2.50 discount for HI members.
The church on the hill is lovely I think it is the oldest church in Finland and a lot of celebrities get married there. There isn't much to Porvoo but there are two good pubs at either side of the square 'The Street Bar' my favourate and 'Glory Days' a kind of American themed bar/dinner. Apparently a walk along the river is a must in summer but i don't know i went in December. A must see thing is early on a saturday and sunday morning walk around the square you will see people still in there work suits from friday sleeping in doorways standing up, they have a very strange drink til you can drink no more culture and there are some funny sights the next morning even at minus 16!!
An easy hour away from Helsinki, Porvoo makes an interesting and relaxing day-trip ... walk along the coast, see the sights, and then don't miss a coffee or beer on the charming cafe built on the deck of a boat ... around the end of the road by the coast ...they have a good choice of coffees, teas, and beers ... locals come here to relax and chat ... and it is great to sit on the deck and people-watch...
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