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Listed under Historic Towns and Villages in Southern Finland, Finland.

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As Finland’s second oldest town, with a parish church from the 13th century, Porvoo is one of just six medieval towns in the entire country. It’s well known for its Old Town, a district that retains architecture and character from past centuries. Shore houses are some of the most notable structures of the Old Town, colorful riverside homes used for trade in the medieval period. The Old Town Hall is a great starting place to explore the district, nearby the great shopping streets, museums, and the medieval Porvoo Cathedral.

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Written by  Sarah Clise.

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