They have this nice church at Naantali which I suppose you can visit but which was obviously closed by the time we arrived there.... this is a view of that church from a little tower there is by the shore where you can climb to have a view of the coastal area from above.In the other pictures you can see different views of the church and its tower.more
Moomintroll was created long ago by the artist Tove Jansson. The Moomin stories soon became immensely popular, and Tove wrote another book about them...and then another...and then some cartoons and more books. In time, the adventures of the Moomins came to occupy not only Tove herself but also her younger brother Lars, who started drawing the...more
Moomin World is what most people who go to Naantali in summer have come to see. Yet despite all families on the small Moomin island, it is surprisingly calm. It all has to do with being on an archipelago island in the north and the feeling that Moomins create around them seems to have almost spread to this world too. Nothing is done in a...more
Naantali old town is well preserved area of old wooden buildings that have been carefully renovated and are currently hosting several restaurants, cafés, art galleries and specialty shops. The official Moomin shop can be found here, too.The old town is still small enough to be covered by foot.Note that most of the restaurants and shops have limited...more
Naantali church is an old monastery church built on 1462. The bell tower is built much later on 1794-1797. The church is located on a hill between the Naantali city and the sea. Views to both directions are magnificent. There is a small view tower on the cliff near the sea and you can see both Moomin World and presidential mansion from there.The...more
Since the hotel boasts 5 stars our expectations were high upon arrival. Although we arrived much...more
Sarkansalmentie 178, Naantali, 21100, Finland
Good for: Couples
Kaivokatu 18, Naantali, 21100, Finland
Good for: Couples
While all the other places I wrote about here were nice or OK, this one is a terrible one, it looks to me more like jail food or so, the coffee was *** and I was surprise to seee few customers here, maybe because it was a bit cheaper then others, but still not worth a penny, so better avoid this place.more
Café Amandis is an idyllic wooden coffeehouse near the Naantali marina and church, a few hundred meters from the old town.The café has a couple of rooms with tables and a large patio facing the marina. The pastry selection is typical Finnish, with buns and some cakes. All normal special coffees are available. They have also right the sell alcohol...more
Alexander III loved very much Naantali . Emperor quite often dropped in in restaurant " Sea hall " which has settled down in the oldest street of city. Great place, REALLY! There r 4 halls in the restoran. And every one on sea stily. Nice personnel, and tasty food. The best dosert, witch i tested in Finland..it was in Naantali in "Sea Hall",...more
Wanha Naantali Kauppa sells stuff dating back from a few decades. Everybody that is more than 30 can have nostalgic moments with the items on sale. Note that the items are new, replicas or old inventory, so this is not a second-hand store.The store is open during summer and festive seasons. To avoid disappointments, check from the store before...more
The main reason why I like this shop very much is because of this item. A vase made of several wooden pieces attached together with technique that I cannot really explain it here. It was my pleasure to meet in the store the designer of this Mr. Tero Pelto - Uotilamore
At the Midsummer Night people gather on the hill nearby center around the fire. From the hill they may look at other fires, e.g. before the presidential cottage. (A lesson: The imperative sentence "Collect the fire woods!" is denoted in Finnish language "Kokko kokko kokko!") Note that the photo has been taken at the midnight!
I do not know any real danger in this place, just avoid this restaurant, it was the worst I have seen in Finland for a long time.
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Palace would be more appropriate...
Kultaranta, or Gullranda in Swedish, is the name of the official summer residence of Finland's presidents. The house was built for a local tradesman in 1916 and also includes a nice garden. You can visit it all year round on guided tours but enquire at the tourist office for times. It's otherwise best seen from a boat, or at a distance from the Moomin World. Then you can also see if the president is in residence (if the flag is up).
I took this picture because this graveyard is quite different from the ones I saw in other European cities and the ones we have in Mexico.... the tombstones here are quite short, they all look rather the same, are made from the same material apparently, and have plants and flowers growing up right in front of them. It looks lovely, not gloomy and...more
Naantali is full of the wooden houses you can see in my pictures. Just walk around the Old Town and get lost in the alleys. Watching a man dressed as superman bike around with a cuddly sheep in his bike basket. He was probably on his way to the boat with the inflatable doll! Stag nights are the same everywhere! :-)))more