There is one of the oldest cities in Finland - Pori on the sea coast, at the entry of river Kokemjaenjoki. It was founded in the XIV century.
Modern Pori is an industrial city with shipyard, pulp and paper mill, brass and rolling works and large saw-mill.
Pori – city for the lovers of culture, sport and nature
The lovers of culture, sport and nature will get the unforgettable impressions from visiting this city. Pori will offer to its guests a great variety of interesting trade and cultural exhibitions, merry festivals, fairs and sport competitions in spring and summer.
Tourists will be able to visit the market, to walk along the pedestrian street, to rest in the shade of park alleys, to admire the old houses on South quay, to see the sights.
Sights in Pori
The Museum of nature, Historical Museum, Art Museum will acquaint their visitors with interesting facts from history, natural features and the works of art.
The place for leisure in Pori
City Park is a green zone in the delta of river, the cultural and historical part of the city and the popular place for leisure in Pori.
Promenade in Pori
The pedestrian zone in the center of city - Promenade is the favorite place for having a rest and the main sight of Pori. The Promenade is surrounded by a large number of historical and architectural monuments.
It is the embodiment of all Finnish history. The Promenade occupies the same place for the citizens of Pori, as the Old Arbat in Moscow or Nevsky Avenue in St.Petersburg. Different theatrical performances, fairs, exhibitions in the open air are always taking place there.
There are many hospitable cozy cafes, national restaurants, which are known for the delicacies of Scandinavian cuisine, as well as souvenir and folk handicraft shops on the Promenade.
The world-famous jazz festival is also take place on the Promenade in Pori every summer.
Golden beaches Yuyuteri near Pori
Pori is well-known with its golden beaches Yuyuteri near the city, too.
Yuyuteri is the unique masterpiece of nature and one of the most beautiful places not only in Finland as well as abroad. This wonderful paradise of untouched nature with virgin dunes is the wonderful 6-kilometers beach on the shore of Gulf of Bothnia. These golden beaches and dunes of Yujuteri attract many tourists.
Besides, Yuyuteri will offer you to ride a bicycle, to visit the tennis courts or the national restaurant. The infrastructure is so harmoniously added there, that it absolutely doesn’t spoil the local landscape.
You’ll find the wonderful opportunities for relaxation and full value family rest in the water-sanitary center “Yuyuteri” not far from the beach. There are Water Park with water slides, Turkish bath, the real Finnish sauna, Jacuzzi, massage streams, swimming pool in this center.
Professional animators will always entertain the children with funny games and competitions, while adults will use a solarium or revel in the Jacuzzi.
Center “Yuyuteri” and the beaches of the same name are the most attractive sights in Finland.
Untouched places in Pori
There are some almost untouched places hand in hand with the developed civilization in Pori.
One can take a tour of such quiet corner – the old fishing village Reposaari. The residents of the coast live by sea and fishing to present days. This village with its neat little wooden houses of 18 century looks very cozy and well-groomed.
Pori saves with care its historic monuments and buildings. It can be proud of its unique medieval architecture by right.