Welcome to Kristinestad

Named for Queen Kristina of Sweden, seaside Kristinestad (Finnish: Kristiinankaupunki) was founded in the mid-17th century by maverick count Per Brahe. It was once a booming ship-building centre and a port for shipping tar and timber out of Pohjanmaa but these days it’s a sleepy little spot sustained by potato farming. In 2011 Kristinestad became Finland’s first ‘Cittaslow’ town, an extension of the Slow Food... Read More

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