Porvoo Cathedral

Porvoo, Finland

The Porvoo Cathedral was originally made of wood. The first stone walls were built between 1410 and 1420 and in 1450 the church was expanded four meters towards east and six meters towards south.

The cathedral has been destroyed by fire numerous times; in 1508 by Danish and in 1571, 1590, and 1708 by Russian forces. On May 29, 2006, the outer roof collapsed after arson, however with the inner ceiling undamaged and the cathedral interiors intact. The Cathedral was reopened on 2 July 2008.

Porvoo Cathedral is situated in the middle of Porvoo well-preserved and beautiful old town, which is popular tourist attraction particurarly in summer season.

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Founded: 1410-1420
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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Mehdi Rasoolniya (3 months ago)
An old church on top of the village with a nice view of the old town.
Stuart Craig (8 months ago)
Beautiful Christmas concert in this old church in the heart of the old town of poovoo.
Matti Rassi (9 months ago)
Beautiful old church and very well renovated.
Diiinka (10 months ago)
Wonderful and absolutely magical place. I was lucky enough to enjoy the place alone only with someone playing the organ. Definitely worth visiting, you can feel its history inside.
Pavan Kumar Vadhri (12 months ago)
Excellent place to visit for one day trip as it is near to Helsinki. With reminisces from last two centuries and many natural landscapes, it is a great place to visit.
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