Bongan Linna is renovated by an artists couple Riitta Nelimarkka and Jaakko Seeck and is nearly 100 years old. In its museum gallery there are over 200 works by Nelimarkka from abt. 20 years. From colourful art textiles to oil paintings and drawings.
Gallery is open for groups throughout the year by booking and in summer 15 June-17 August on Wednesdays, Saturday and Sundays 13.00-17.00.
Group bookings: Loviisa Tours
tel. 019-574 2223
Admission (2005): 4 €, children free
- Arts and Culture
Porvoo Cathedralis located...
is located in the centre of the Old Town.
And here comes a trivia question: which one of the famous finnish formula one drivers got married here?
Have a walk in the Old Town...
Have a walk in the Old Town of Porvoo or even better take a ride!
Beside this very narrow and most picturesque streets you can also find the art gallery Vanha Kappalaisentalo and The Edelfelt-Vallgren art Museum.
is an award-winning clean harbour with some old store houses. Just a beautiful spot to spend time on a sunny day!
At the harbour there is also a tiny museum related to sailing and sea.
You can find the statue...
You can find the statue of
close to Aleksanteri street.
The old town hall of Porvoo...
The old town hall of Porvoo is now serving as
the Historical Museum
The new town hall is located in the new part of the city, close to the new market place.
The Home of national poet...
The Home of national poet Johan Ludwig Runeberg
is NOT to be missed! He wrote the words to Finnish national anthem 'Maamme' (Vårt Land in swedish) (from his famous book 'Vänrikki Stoolin tarinat' - Tales of Second Lieutenant Stool) and military march 'Porilaisten marssi'.
The house is kept in the same condition as it was during 19th century and the guide I met was from Runeberg's family.
The country yard and even palm trees inside are the same ones than over 100 years ago.
Those are traditional style wooden houses, they are not old, they just built in an old design style, and you will see such in many old cities around Finland.
The harbour area is maybe the nicest and relax place to visit with lots of boats and nice terraces to have a drink and relax with the warm sunshine in the summer.
Loviisa sea museum
You can visit the Loviisa sea museum, not exactly spectacular one and I did not went inside this time, maybe if it was raining I would ;-)
Church of Loviisa
This is the Church of Loviisa, it is in the city centre in the end of the boulevard, you surely can’t miss it.
Loviisa's Town Hall and church were designed by Georg Chiewitz and are thought as his best works. Town Hall is from 1862.
- Historical Travel