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Old Rauma

Address: Valtakatu 2, Rauma 26100 , Finland
Phone Number: (02) 834 4551
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Rauma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Museums, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Museums, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural

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Rauma, Western Finland, Finland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

You can easily call this historical beautiful sight the nicest "mall" on earth. It's full of shops and boutiques from household items, decoratives and organic foods to designer clothing and handmade crafts! Not to mention museums, church, diners, cafeterias and jewellery shops. Spas and beauty salons as well as hairdressers welcome you summer or winter! Enjoy the beautiful athmosphere and... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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167 reviews 167 reviews
14 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

An old town that has been preserved very well. Lots of old wooden buildings, which reminded me of frontier towns seen elsewhere in the world. Would recommend coming here in the summer, and taking one f the many restaurants overlooking the square and outside areas.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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118 reviews 118 reviews
38 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Winding, interesting, nice stuff to look at and wonderful houses at every turn. Easy to walk about with enough information to allow you to appreciate what you see.

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Bergamo, Italy
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Unesco world heritage is a price given to such useless places than it is almost untrustworthyness.. in particular rauma represents the biggest amount of wooden houses in the world..or smth similar.. anyway I would not recommend it to youngsters..this a dead city you can visit in two hours or less

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174 reviews 174 reviews
43 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Make no mistake - Old Rauma is absolutely beautiful! I recommend you wonder off the two main streets to the small alleys, river banks and back streets and make sure you've got enough space on your memory card. I've always loved Porvoo but after this last visit I must say I like Rauma just as much - even a bit... More 

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Vienna, Austria
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This town is really beautiful. All those well preserved wooden houses are amazing. I was fascinated about the windows and the collections the inhabitants show in them.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We visited Rauma on a sunny sunday in the middle of summer. Almost all shops and unique restaurants were closed. Also the famous pystökaffe coffee stands were closed. The city walk (price 6 € per person) was nice when it finally started. The tourist office was not sure if the walk is available even tough they had an advertisement outside... More 

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Lehi, Utah
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Old Rauma is a remarkably charming old wooden town in Western Finland. It is full of colorful wooden buildings, with narrow cobblestone streets running all over through them. It is actually an UNESCO World Heritage site, as it is the largest, continuous, wooden town in the Nordic countries. It is definitely worth the bus ride if you are anywhere near... More 

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Vaasa, Finland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This old part of the city is absolutely worth a visit. It is a very large area, it is nice to just walk around and enjoy the meticulously well-kept houses. Old Rauma also offers very good shopping opportunities for those who enjoy small shops and boutiques with good service.

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Chamonix, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The old town is quite nice but I was a bit disappointed. I had high expectations regarding the World Heritage status but even though it was pittoresque and charming, I appreciated as much (even more) as Porvoo. But charming though.

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