Top things to do in Pori

Top Choice Architecture in Pori

Villa Mairea

This fantastic villa is considered one of the 20th century's architectural masterpieces and the pinnacle of Alvar Aalto's career. It is the former home of industrialists Harry and Maire Gullichsen, who were avid art…
Top Choice Music in Pori

Pori Jazz Festival

Established in 1966, the Pori Jazz Festival is one of Finland’s biggest summer events, attracting international names in jazz, blues, funk and Latin rhythms, as well as 150,000 listeners each summer. More than 100 c…
Museum in Pori

Pori Art Museum

Founded by the celebrated art patron Maire Gullichsen (of Villa Mairea), the city's art museum occupies the old customs house, in a prime riverfront location. The institution hosts rotating exhibits showcasing the w…
Church in Pori

Keski-Porin kirkko

Built in the mid-19th century, the neo-Gothic Central Pori Church is unique for its cast-iron steeple and stained-glass windows. The unusual art-nouveau glass paintings in the apse were completed in 1925. Over 400 F…
Museum in Pori

Satakunnan Museo

Revamped for the Finnish centennial, this museum focuses on the nature, history and culture of the Satakunta region. Fascinating exhibits range from intact Viking skis to a display showing how a handbag’s contents h…
Italian in Pori

Bucco

Once an old brewery workers’ canteen, this stylish spot is now Pori’s top restaurant. Look forward to Mediterranean dishes with a Finnish twist, such as roasted whitefish served on risotto with sautéed tomatoes and …
Finnish in Pori

Raatihuoneen Kellari

Set in the atmospheric vaulted cellar of the Old Town Hall, Raatihuoneen Kellari has mighty weekday lunch buffets and traditional evening dishes like grilled salmon and roasted reindeer fillet. The house special is …
Gastropub in Pori

Borg Kitchen & Bar

Right in the centre of town, Borg is a classy place to go for a delightful meal in the dining room or lighter fare on the terrace. The place is beloved for its 'Borger': a little skewered sandwich of lamb and pork s…
Mediterranean in Pori

Elba Cafè

Fronted by a welcoming terrace, this classy yet cosy cafe–wine bar has light tapas dishes, substantial mains and luscious desserts, but the showstopper is the fantastic selection of wines with by-the-glass options. …
Market in Pori

Kauppahalli

At Pori's kaupahalli (covered market), look out for fresh-baked pastries, fresh produce and other local specialities, such as smoked river lamprey. This eel-like fish killed England’s Henry I when he gorged on too m…