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Porvoo Porvoois one of the six medieval towns in Finland, first mentioned as a city in texts from 14th century. Porvoo is the seat of the Swedish speaking Diocese of Borgå of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. Is located in the eastern Uusimaa-region on the coast of the Gulf of Finland, ca 50 km east of Helsinki. Porvoo is Finland's second oldest town, a beautiful city full of history. The timeless and unique atmosphere in Old Porvoo attracts travellers from all over the world. Today's Porvoo is a vivid, a bilingual city .
Porvoo’s charm is said to have inspired artists for centuries. One of the most important of them was the artist Albert Edelfelt. Among his contemporaries were the sculptors Ville Vallgren and Walter Runeberg. Still today, Porvoo is home to many influential people in the world of culture. Culture in Porvoo today is also music, theatre, handicrafts in many forms and cultural events. The city has several galleries and media art is also finding forms of expression. There are new premises for amateur theatre on Vänrikinkatu Street, and especially in summer, performers go out into the streets, the courtyards and the river banks. The usual venue of Porvoo’s summer musical event...

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