Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Side Trips from Helsinki Sights

Porvoon Tuomiokirkko (Porvoo Cathedral)

  • Kirkkotori 1 Map It
  • Porvoo
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 12/05/2012

Fodor's Review

At this 15th-century stone-and-wood cathedral, the diet of the first duchy of Finland was held in the 1800s, making Finland semiautonomous for the first time. This is one of the oldest churches of its kind in Finland—it's survived being burned to the ground by both Danish and Russian armies on several occasions. Inside, you can make out some of the original Catholic artwork, before the Protestant Reformation meant the whitewashing of its walls. Just outside the front gate are some of the best views of the surrounding town.

Sight Information


Kirkkotori 1, Porvoo, Uusimaa, 06100, Finland

Map It



Sight Details:

  • May–Sept., weekdays 10–6, Sat. 10–2, Sun. 2–5; Oct.–Apr., Tue.–Sat. 10–2, Sun. 2–4

Updated 12/05/2012


Map View

Map of

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss



No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.