The summer of your dreams!
The old town of Porvoo is particularly charming and you might easily feel as if you are stepping back in time. Distinctive restaurants and cafés as well as events full of feeling invites you to enjoy the city of charming moments.
Enjoy Porvoo for a couple of days and stay overnight in a unique manor, boutique hotel, bed & breakfast or in a hotel in the middle of the city.
Participate in events, enjoy art exhibitions or head out to our National Urban Park.
Gallery Vanha Kappalaisentalo's summer exhibition: Birth and origin 31.5.-1.9.2019
Synnöve Dickhoff, Helena Kaikkonen, Ulla Pohjola and Kaija Poijula
Open during 31.5.-1.9.2019 Mon-Fri 10 AM -6 PM, Sat-Sun 11 AM - 5 PM.
The exhibition is free of charge.
Address: Gallery Vanha Kappalaisentalo, Välikatu 13, Porvoo
The food event Smaku assembles local restaurants and cafes under one roof. Smaku has been implemented in its hometown Porvoo for three summers and the festival continues this year too! Local restaurants will co-operate during 12.8-24.8.2019 and there are 21 restaurants and cafés this year who join the SMAKU family!
Smaku 2019 main event will take place on Saturday 24th of August when all restaurants will be giving best their best in the same place, at the Porvoo Art Factory. Welcome!
Finland's national poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg and Fredrika Runeberg lived with their sons in Porvoo. In their house museum the works of art, Runeberg's hunting weapons in the 'fox skin room', and the porcelain in the cupboards all serve as reminders of both everyday and social life of the family. In Fredrika's garden the scent of roses, mock-orange and fruit trees fill the air in summer.
In 1882, Albert Edelfelt (1854-1905) built a small studio in Haikko. It was here that he painted many of his most important works. Exhibited in the studio are drawings, paintings and photographs as well as artefacts belonging to the artist.
This summer Villa Albert opens where you can find a contemporary art exhibition with works from finnish artists Tero Annanolli, Johanna Lumme and Hannu Palosuo.
TRADITIONAL MIDSUMMER CRUISE 21.6.2019, 21.00-24.00
A unique Midsummer experience on board m/s Sandra to view the bonfires in Porvoo archipelago. A good English-speaking guide, live accordion music, sing-a-long and coffee/tea/juice served with special Midsummer pastries, are all included in the 45 € ticket price. For children 6-14 years ticket is 20 €. We recommend an advance reservation to guarantee your place on this popular cruise!
This summer Gallery Näsi Manor hosts a charming exhibition by Finnish artists Alvar Gullichsen, Elina Kujansuu, Satu Laurel, David Popa, Carolina von Schantz, Tiina Suikkanen, Netta Tiitinen and Kaj Lindgård´s sculptures.
Opening hours Tue-Fri 11 AM- 6 PM Sat.-Sun. 12- 4 PM. Entrance fee 3 €.
Avanti! Summer Sounds XXXIV will arrive in Porvoo on 26 – 30 June 2019. This year the programme has been created by Swiss Baldur Brönnimann. As the theme for 2019 is City of Music, the music will enter the streets and cafés of Porvoo to paint a multitude of thoughts and feelings on the streets and walls of Porvoo with an imaginary paintbrush.