Keskusaukio 2, Pori, 28130, Finland
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Travel Tips for Pori
Nice place to walk around in the summer.
Pori has few nice churches and also few art museum that worth a visit. In the summer it has also the great quality of relaxing place where you can dine & drink outside in one of many bars & restaurants.
Of course, the premium time of Pori is during the jazz festival stated annually in the end of July. Pori Jazz of 2000.
FISHERMAN´S HARBOUR --REPOSAARI
The most modern of its kind in Finland. It is the home port of some twenty trawlers (expect in winter when their number may increase manyfold).
In Reposaari there are also windmills (see picture from marina). Pori's wind power plant consists of 8 windmills and in July 2002 there will be several more when it'll be the biggest wind power plant in Finland.
39th Pori Jazz Festival...
The 39th Pori Jazz Festival will be on 17th - 25th July 2004.
That's when Pori wakes up and tourists rush in :) And suddenly after Jazz Festival closes, all Pori residents seem to take off to their summer cottages and the whole place feels so empty once again, haha!
The festival program emphasizes jazz, but this summer offers also rhythm & blues, soul, hip-hop and jazz fusion. The big open-air concerts (22-25 July) are held in the beautiful Kirjurinluoto concert park on the Kokemäki riverside. The celebrations centre on the scenic banks of the Kokemäki river, with its parklands, Jazzstreet and evening venues which vary between intimate clubs and large factory-type concert halls. Welcome :)
Pori Jazz office, Pohjoisranta 11 D, 28100 Pori, Finland
Tel. +358-2-6262 200, fax +358-2-6262 225, ticket sales +358-2-6262 215 http://www.porijazz.fi
THE MARITIME FISHERMEN'S...
THE MARITIME FISHERMEN'S VILLAGE OF PORI
Reposaari is located at the outlet of the River Kokemäenjoki 32 km from centre, by the same road as Yyteri Sands. It lies by the ancient sea route leading from the Baltic Sea to the trading centres of the west coast area of Ostrobothnia. The island is about three kilometres long and a half kilometre wide.
At first the island was used by fishermen and summer pasture for livestock. As early as the 17th century the people of Pori began to use the natural harbour of the island as a port loading for the biggest ships. Reposaari was a major port long afterwards, until the construction of a port and a railway in the neighbouring village of Mäntyluoto (now a part of Pori as well) gave the fatal blow to Reposaari as a port of exportation.
To holidaymakers Reposaari has to offer magnificient maritime scenery and places of interest. The island´s wooden houses of individual character and the beatiful park close to harbour add a picturesque touch to the island´s enchanting athmosphere. Traditions are respected in Reposaari - an example of this is the one-hour siesta at noon: all shops close and people disappear from the streets :)
Pictured sea as seen from Reposaari.
Finland is a cellularphone...
Finland is a cellularphone country, and Pori is no exception. People talk on their phones very loudly on the public places and you can hear phones ringing everywhere. It is not considered rude to use your phone in public places. (exception:churches and movies)