Porvoo

Porvoo is a romantic city on the southern coast of Finland. It is approximately 50 km from Helsinki, perfect city for a day trip from Helsinki. It is one of the sixth medieval towns and second oldest town in Finland.

Porvoo on romantiline linn, mis asub Soome lõunarannikul. Porvoo asub umbes 50 km kaugusel Helsingist ning on seega ideaalne sihtkoht päevareisiks Helsingist. Porvoo on üks kuuest keskaegsest linnast ning teine vanim linn Soomes. 

D3764E9D-615C-4173-9E2C-7B197AF1FCA3Porvoo area is 663 km², and there are more than 50 thousand inhabitants. Porvoo was founded nearly 800 years ago. Through the city flows Porvoo River

Porvoo on 663m² suurune ja seal elab umbes 50 tuhat inimest. Porvoo on asutatud juba 800 aastat tagasi ning läbi linna voolab Porvoo jõgi.

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We started our old town tour from the medieval, stone and brick Porvoo Cathedral. Right in front of the cathedral there is a parking lot, where you can to leave your car until you are admiring the old town. This 15th century cathedral sits on top of a tiny hill in Porvoo. It was originally a church, it become a cathedral in 1723. We didn’t go inside the cathedral, but I think it looked beautiful and even mysterious with this cloudy and bit rainy weather. The Cathedral is dedicated to Mary who is the mother of Jesus.

Meie alustasime linna avastamist Porvoo Katedraali juurest. Porvoo Katedraal on keskaegne, ehiatud kivist ja tellistest. Kohe katedraali ees on parkla, kus on hea jätta oma auto, et minna vanalinnaga tutvuma. See 15. sajandist pärit katedraal asub Porvoo väikese künka peal. Algselt oli tegemist kirikuga, kuid 1723. aastal muudeti katedraaliks. Me ei käinud küll katedraalis sees, kuid juba väljast oli see väga ilus hoone. Koos pilves ja veidi vihmase ilmaga jättis see minu arust isegi pisut müstilise mulje. Katedraal on pühendatud Jeesuse emale Maarjale. 

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The main tourist attraction there is the Porvoo Old Town which has well-preserved 18th and 19th century buildings. In the old town there are really cute colorful wooden houses. The Old Town also hosts different events, for example annual Christmas market.

Porvoo põhiline vaatamisväärsus on Porvoo vanalinn, kus on hästi säilinud 18. ja 19. sajandi hooned. Vanalinnas on tõesti ilusad värvilised puust majad. Vanalinnas toimub ka erinevaid üritusi, nagu näiteks iga-aastane jõuluturg. 

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There so are many antique and vintage shops in the old town.

Võib öelda, et vanalinnas on iga nurga peal antiigi- ja vanaaegsetetoodete kauplused. 

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.. as well different souvenir shops. There are traditional shops where you can find local handicraft together with typical souvenirs. When you are collecting magnets then it is easy because they sell these in all shops, but in case you are collecting shot glasses for example, then you have to look a bit harder. There are shot glasses with “Finland” written on them, but it is hard to find one with Porvoo. I pretty much visited ALL the souvenir and gift shops in old town before I found one with Porvoo written on it. You can really say that the real Santa Claus home is in Finland. They are selling Christmas decorations all year long even in Porvoo.

.. samuti ka erinevad suveniiripoed. Leiab nii traditsioonilisi poode, kust saab osta nii kohalikku käsitöötoodangut kui ka tüüpilisi suveniire. Kui sa kogud erinevate kohtade magneteid, siis sul on lihtne, sest põhimõtteliselt kõik poed müüvad neid, aga juhul kui sa kogud midagi muud, näiteks pitse, siis on veidi raskem. Mitmetest poodidest leiab pitse, kus on Soome kiri peal, aga sellist kus oleks Porvoo kirjutatud, on juba raskem leida. Ma käisin vist küll KÕIK vanalinna suveniiri poed läbi, enne kui leidsin ühe Porvoo kirjaga pitsi. Samuti on näha, et jõuluvana tõesti elab Soomes. Isegi Porvoos müüakse aastaläbi jõulukaunistusi ja jõuluvana teemalisi asju. 

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The red-colored wooden warehouse buildings on the riverside are probably the most photographed landmark in Porvoo. These warehouse buildings are a proposed UNESCO World Heritage Site. The warehouses were painted red in honor of the arrival of Gustav III, the king of Sweden. Historically Porvoo has been an important centre of trade and the shore houses served as storage areas for the river trade. They served as warehouses to protect fruits, wines, coffee, tobacco, wood, spices and other goods shipped along the river.

Porvoo jõe ääres paiknevad punased puidust laohooned on tõenäoliselt Porvoo kõige enam pildistatud maamärk. Need punased majad on esitatud ka saamaks UNESCO maailmapärandi nimekirja. Hooned värviti punaseks austuse märgiks Gustav III, Rootsi kuninga, külaskäiguks. Ajalooliselt on Porvoo olnud oluline kaubanduskeskus ja kaldaäärseid laohooneid on kasutatud kaubavahetuseks. Neid on kaustatud puuviljade, veinide, kohvi, tubaka, puidu, vürtside ja teiste mööda jõge veetavate kaupade hoiustamiseks. 

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The best views to them are from the road-bridge across the Porvoo River or from the park on the opposite bank.

Kõige paremad vaated punastele laohoonetele avanevad Porvoo jõge ületavalt sillalt või teisel pool jõge.

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In the heart of the old town is The Old Town Hall which is a colorful two-story building with a mansard roof and a wooden clock tower. The building was finished in 1764 and housed Porvoo’s administrative court, the council and the constabulary.

Vanalinna keskel on Vana Raekoda, mis on värviline kahekorruseline hoone koos mansardkatuse ja puidust kellatorniga. Hoone ehitamine lõpetati 1764. aastal ning seal asus Porvoo halduskohus, nõukogu ja politsei. 

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During our walk in the old town we passed a really cute traditional Finnish bakery called Tuorilan Kotileipomo. The pastries there are really good! They have been baking good stuff for over 25 years now. The bakery is opened from Monday to Friday 08.00-17.00, on Saturdays 08.00-16.00 and 10.00-15.00 on Sundays.

Oma vanalinna jalutuskäigul möödusime tõeliselt armsast traditsioonilisest Soome pagaritöökojast Tuorilan Kotileipomo. Need saiakesed seal on nii maitsvad. Pagaritöökoda on toiminud juba üle 25 aasta. Pagaritöökoda on avatud esmaspäevast reedeni 08.00-17.00, laupäeviti 08.00-16.00 ja pühapäeviti 10.00-15.00.

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We also visited cafe Petris Chocolate Room. They are making hand-made chocolate, cakes and other sweets there. OMG the cakes and croissants there are AMAZING. They are so juicy and goood. Not too sweet. They have really nice wallpaper and nice quotes in picture frames.

Samuti külastasime kohvikut Petris Chocolate Room. Seal valmistatakse käsitsi šokolaadi, kooke ja teisi maiustusi. APPI need koogid ja croissandid on seal niii head. Nii mahlased ja maitsvad. Samuti mitte liiga magusad. Kohvikus on väga ilus sisustus ja tsitaadid pildiraamides.

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I also recommend visiting Brundberg chocolate shop. It is the most historic chocolate shop in Porvoo. Brundberg established almost 150 years ago. They offer different kind of chocolate, toffee, liquorice and jelly sweets. Brundberg’s oldest products is the more than a century-old Alku caramel fudge. The best-known products of Brunberg are truffles and Kisses/souffles. Omg these souffles are like the best thing ever 😀 It is like the best creamy souffle covered with chocolate. We tried Mocca and Tropical souffle Kisses. I really hope I can find these from other places also and not only in Porvoo.

Samuti soovitan külastada Brundberg šokolaadipoodi. Tegemist on Porvoo kõige ajaloolisema šokolaadipoega. Brundberg asutati juba ligi 150 aastat tagasi. Sealt leiab erinevat tüüpi šokolaade, toffeesid, lagritsat ja tarretisi. Brunfbergi vanim toode on üle sajandi vana Alku karamell. Tuntumad tooted on trühvlid ja Kisses/sufleed. APPI need sufleed on nagu kõige paremad asjad üldse! Suflee on nii pehme ja kreemjas, kaetud šokolaadiga. Meie proovisime mocca ja troopiliste marjade sufleed. Ma tõesti loodan, et neid on võimalik ka mujalt osta, kui vaid Porvoost. 

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For beautiful views over Porvoo head to ancient Iso Linnamäki Fortress Hill – Great Castle Hill. There are a number of paths you can take to get up here, crossing over wooden bridges and former moats or head over to Näsi stone – The Magic Rocks, granite cliffs overlooking the riverbank, surrounded by a small pine forest. You will see Old Porvoo and the shore houses.

Ilusaid vaateid Porvoole saab nautida Suure Linnamäki kindluse mäe otsast. Sinna saab minna mitut erinevat teed pidi, võib ületada puidust sildu, endisi vallikraave või minna üle Näsi kivi – Maagiliste kivide, mis on granaat kaljud, kust avaneb vaade jõele ning mis on ümbritsetud väikese männimetsaga. Mäelt avanevad vaated Porvoo vanalinnale ja punastele laohoonetele. 

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In the old town we also passed really cool shop – Doris & Duke Vintage & Modern. This shop is really colorful and sells vintage clothing, shoes, bags and jewellery. The range includes trendy recycled clothes, vintage fashion from earlier decades, nostalgic gifts and articles. I really liked there retro American style things. The store is opened every day 10.00-18.00.

Vanalinnas möödusime ka väga ägedast poest – Doris & Duke Vintage & Modern. See pood on tõeliselt värviline ja müüb vanu rõivaid, kingi, kotte ja ehteid. Tootevalikusse kuuluvad trendikad taaskasutatud riided, vanaaegsed, nostalgilised kingitused ja esemed. Mulle väga meeldisid seal need retro Ameerika stiilis asjad. Pood on avatud igapäevaselt 10.00-18.00.

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I really recommend to visit this cute photogenic city!

Soovitan soojalt külastada seda fotogeenilist linna! 

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