Favorite thing: Kristinestad (Finnish: Kristiinankaupunki) is a small, idyllic seaside town. The town invites visitors to walk along the narrow lanes, get to know the charming churches and museums and grab something to eat by the sea.
Kristinestad was founded in 1649 and named after the Swedish queen Christina. Finland was at this point a part of Sweden. Ship building, seafaring, leather factories, breweries, fishing and various workshops raised the city to its bloom.
The city centre has changed its expression over the years but it still reflects the centuries of tradition in a unique way. It can be felt when walking down the narrow streets between the well-preserved wooden houses that have been spared from the flames. Kristinestad is a quite small town, you can reach almost everything within a block or two of the market square.
- Museum Visits
Kristinestad wooden houses
Favorite thing: This is one of the houses on the Parmansgatan square right in front of the new red brick church. In centre city of Kristinestad you still can find lots of this little wood houses painted in all different colours. Along with snow this makes very nice and interesting streets to photograph.
Staketgatan back part
Favorite thing: This is the back part of the building from the old costums house of Kristinestad or by its original Finnish name "Staketgatan". You can see how the old wooden house looks so good. Its just so weird that with the snow it jst looks like the house was placed there with nothing else surrounding it, actually someone told me there a nice little grass garden all around it.
Favorite thing: This is another view of the Old costums house. Everyone that was coming to town from the sea had to come here and pay duty tax. The house looks very nice and this special sunny day made it look even better i say.