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Pori Things to Do

  • Reposaari island

    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...

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  • The Juselius Mausoleum

    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...

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  • Pori Jazz Festival

    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...

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  • Pori Jazz - Picnic Concert

    This is an experience not to miss if you are in Pori during the Jazz Fesitval. The picnic concert is on the Island of Kirjurinluoto and goes on for the whole afternoon. There is enough space to sit down, eat and drink while linstening to world class jazz music!

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  • The Jazz Street

    The street on the scenic banks of the Kokemäki River is the place where all people gather during the Jazz Festival of Pori. There you find free concerts, market stands, local and international food specialities and of course much to drink.

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  • The Wooden Church of Reposaari

    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.

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  • The Island of Kirjurinluoto in the...

    Especially in the evening it is really relaxing walking on the river and on the island of Kirjurinluoto.

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  • The Island of Kirjurinluoto

    This is the place where the International Jazz Festival is held every year.The island is also the favourite recreation area in the city center for people of Pori. You'll find a sandy Beach, a children' playground and a summer restaurant.

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  • The Old Courthouse

    This valuable old building was designed by architect C.L. Engel and completed in 1841.It underwent basic repairs and restoration work and is now shining like in the old days.The building houses the Pori City Tourist Office.

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  • Spending New Year's Eve in Pori

    If you plan to celebrate the new year in Pori, prepare yourself for the very cold weather! During the 31st of December 2002 the temperature dropped down to -18C. This however doesn't stop the citizen of Pori from gathering to watch the fireworks by Kokemäki River.

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  • Yyteri Sands. Sunbathing,...

    Yyteri Sands. Sunbathing, beach volley, minigolf, surfing, tennis, boating... you name it. Also a naturist beach ;)6 kilometres of dunes with fine, white sand; one of the best beaches in whole Scandinavia. Also Yyteri Camping area and Yyteri Spa Hotel.

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  • Yyteri. Pori has the best...

    Yyteri. Pori has the best beaches in Finland.Yyteri beaches are 20km from the central but buses go there often. 6km of beach...

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Pori Hotels

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  • Scandic Hotel Pori

    Itsenaisyydenkatu 41, Pori, 28100, Finland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Sokos Vaakuna

    Gallen Kallelankatu 7, Pori null

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

    Gallen Kallelankatu 7, Pori, Vaestra Finlands Lae,

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

Pori Restaurants

  • Fish and Meat All You Can Eat

    Great local food for a modest price! Inside the restaurant it's nothing special, but it's nice to eat outside on the balcony in summer. The different kind of cold smoked fish was really something special!

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  • SiltakulmaEteläranta 2,...

    SiltakulmaEteläranta 2, PORITel. +358 2 641 2073Open: Monday-Friday 11.00-22.00, Saturday-Sunday 13-22.00.The food is great! Service is good!The building has a long and interesting history: It was the only building next to the river that didn't burn 1852.

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Pori Nightlife

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    Chango Chain.: Chango Chain.

    by atredes Written Aug 25, 2002

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    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!

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Pori Transportation

  • Buses and trains come from...

    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...

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  • A citytrain called Poritar...

    A citytrain called Poritar goes around the city in the summertime. It is a fun way to see places in Pori. It costs around 3 E(adults) and 2,5E(kids).

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  • Getting to Pori (and out of...

    Getting to Pori (and out of there) is easy, by plane, by bus or by train.Don't look for a metro, there's no such thing. There's local buses. (the ticket is about 2E) Cycling is also highly recommended. Driving in Pori is easy, though there are many oneways. Pori is such a small city that easiest way to go around is by walking. Really.

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Pori Shopping

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    Local Food at the Market

    by musti72 Written Nov 24, 2003

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    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.

    Fresh Vegetables on the Market
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Pori Local Customs

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    Finland is a cellularphone...

    by helimaarit Written Aug 25, 2002

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    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)

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Pori Warnings and Dangers

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    You should visit Pori in...

    by Janni67 Updated Nov 24, 2003

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    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...

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Pori Off The Beaten Path

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    Helmsman

    by paoseo Written May 12, 2005

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    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!!!
    Great great...

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  • Helpful links

    http://www.maisa.fi/ - official tourist information, located in Promenadikeskus, Yrjönkatu 17, 28100 PORIhttp://www.porinlinjat.fi/ - bus information, they also have a service desk in Promenadikeskus

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  • Walk around in the centre...

    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...

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  • 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,...

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