Pori, Finland

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. The city is located some 15 kilometres (9 mi) from the Gulf of Bothnia, on the estuary of the Kokemäenjoki river, which is the largest in Finland. It was founded in 1558, making it one of the oldest cities in Finland.

The riverfront in Pori has several prominent neo-renaissance stone building quarters, and the City Hall (with it's park) by Carl-Ludvig Engel is especially worth a look. The gothic-style Pori cathedral is also on alongside the river. Reposaari, the fisher/seaside village outside the city filled with picturesque wooden buildings on the seaside is especially recommended for summertime visits.

Things to See & Do

* Eteläranta, City Hall and the Pori Cathedral
* Reposaari - he fisher/seaside village
* Sigrid Jusélius Mausoleum
* Viikkari, or the 5th district - consists solely of old wooden buildings
* Yyteri beach

General Information

Cruise Season – March - Oct
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – Finnish, Swedish
Population – 83,333 approx
Land Area - 1,704.07 km2
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – +358

Port Location – The port at Pori is on the river Kokemäenjoki.

Travel Links – Blue1 operates flights between Stockholm Arlanda and Pori Airport.

Bus connections to Pori are available from Helsinki (3-4h), Turku, Tampere (2h), Oulu, Jyväskylä and Rauma (1h).

All the passenger trains go through Tampere. Tampere-Pori takes 1,5h, Helsinki-Pori 3,5h.

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