Side Trips from Helsinki Sights

Porvoon Tuomiokirkko (Porvoo Cathedral)

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

Published 04/05/2016

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

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Sight Details:

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

Published 04/05/2016


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