Reposaari island is located outside Pori on the Gulf of Bothnia at the outlet of the River Kokem?enjoki. The island is about three kilometres long and a half kilometre wide.Because of its favourable location and this uniquely sheltered and deep natural harbour Reposaari was well known to tradesmen and warriors.The many beatiful wooden houses are...more
Fritz Arthur Juselius, a mining counsellor had the mausoleum built to commemorate the death of his 11-year-old daughter Sigrid. He was also buried there after his death. The building started in 1899 and finished in 1902. The mausoleum is designed by Josef Stenbäck. The original frescos, painted by the artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela, were destroyed in...more
During the summer(this year it will be in 21-24 July) there are big open-air concerts held at the beautiful concert park Kirjurinluoto Arena on the Kokemäki riverside.The riverside Jazzstreet provides round-the-clock rhythms throughout the festival week.This year will be the 40th edition!!The festival program emphasizes jazz, but as usual offers...more
Reposaari Church and the belfry were completed in the Norwegian style in 1876 by norvegian seamen. The church is hexagon, and the belfry is octagon. The ceiling paintings were painted by Lennart Segerstrale in 1928. The altarpiece is from 1906, and the organ is from 1940.more
28 Reviews and Opinions
This is one night-spot which does'nt do the 'you're not a regular!' bit. Beleive me they'd let anyone in. Basically you could walk up to the front door with needle sticking out of one arm and a copy of Fisting Weekly in the other and they'd still welcome you with open arms.
Dress Code: yeah right!
Buses and trains come from Helsinki to Pori in about 4 hours. Unfortunately you have to switch trains in Tampere. Located on seashore, you can also arrive by a boat. Guest Harbour is located in Reposaari 30 km from city centre. Pictured the guest harbour Marina Merilokki (Marina Seagull).Pori's public transport consists of buses often of small...more
If you are curious to see what kind of products the local market offers then you definitely have to go to the market square where can find fresh vegetables and fish specialities.
What to pay: More expensive than in the supermarket, but there are local and natural products.
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)
You should visit Pori in summer (or late spring, early autumn) --in winter this is a completly dead town. Also the wind blows from the sea quite hard sometimes and it's freezing.
It's a beautiful town in summer though. There are a lot of tourists when the Jazz Festival is on, a lot meaning in local scale. Even then there aren't as much people on the streets as on a normal summer day in Helsinki, so don't think it gets crowded ;) After the Jazz Festival all Pori residents seem to disappear, many to their summer cottages...
During the Pori Jazz Festival could be very difficult to find accommodation, there fore remember to make reservations well from advance.
Also bars & restaurants are very crowded and they charge to get in even for a session of a local jazz band.
Miscellaneous: If you are coming for the festival, guitar can be nice thing to have in the park in between the shows.
IIt was great sailing in the archipelago of Luvia, comprising over 400 islands, most of which are rocky and stony .
It was great sleeping below stars with what seemed more a 8pm skye than the night one!!!
Walk around the centre admiring old buildings and the old wooden houses.I took this photo when Pori Jazz festival was on and there are a lot of stalls on the riverbak. The tower you see in the pic, belongs to the Old Courthouse designed by architect C.L. Engel, and was completed in 1841. The building nowadays houses Pori Regional Development...more