Old Town Porvoo

Porvoo is Finland’s second oldest town, 30 miles (50 kilometers) east of Helsinki.
In 1346 Maunu Eerikinpoika (Magnus Eriksson) then the King of Sweden, visited Porvoo and granted the town rights there and then.

We stopped in Porvoo right before lunch, so the light was terrible, but I hope you can make out the date here.



We weren’t there very long–just enough time to stroll through the Old Town and buy some chocolates.


The place on the left is where we bought the candy. The Brunberg Candy Shop was established in 1871 after A.W. Lindfors started a bakery in Porvoo. Their stuff is very good!


Talk about sweet. I loved the way the children’s clothes were displayed.


Most of the buildings are wooden and the streets are paved with cobblestones.


The town is situated on the Porvoo River.


Outside a toy store and a restaurant.




A Finnish stop sign.


I did enjoy the colors of Porvoo. All in all, a pleasant experience. The shopkeepers mostly spoke English and were very friendly.

Great weekend, everyone!


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8 Responses to Old Town Porvoo

  1. Britta says:

    Beautiful photos…just looking at them is giving me wanderlust!

  2. Sartenada says:

    Helmi is my favorite café in Porvoo. BTW, Helmi means Pearl.

    Happy weekend!

  3. What sweet and charming shops. I could have stayed in Porvoo all day. Looks like you had lovely weather.

    • We had no idea what to expect, so it was a lovely surprise, Jackie.
      Yes, perfect weather the entire trip. A few raindrops on the way to the hotel the first night in Copenhagen, but that’s all.

  4. Caroline says:

    This looks like a charming littel town. And the weather – bings back summer. It’s so grey here. I don’t think I’ve ever seen weather this grey and bleak.

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