Pyhän Ristin Kirkko

Finland's West Coast

Picturesquely sited next to the little Rauma river, this stone beauty was built around 1520 as part of a Franciscan monastery on the site. The interior frescoes date from this era. The church was abandoned after the Reformation; it was re-established as a Lutheran church in 1640, after a fire destroyed the other church in town. The bell tower was constructed with the stones of the destroyed church.

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1. Kirsti

0.12 MILES

Formerly a seaman's home, Kirsti is a lovable collection of buildings with a yard that’s circled by a stable, granary and barn. Inside, rooms represent…

2. Rauma Museum

0.13 MILES

Rauma Museum encompasses four sites, the most interesting of which is Marela, the period-furnished home of a wealthy 19th-century merchant family. The…

3. Vanha Raatihuone

0.13 MILES

Built in 1776, this impressive baroque building is one of only two original 18th-century town halls in all of Finland. Nowadays, it houses the Rauna…

4. Marela

0.15 MILES

Marela is arguably the most interesting of Rauma’s museums and definitely one of its most elaborate buildings. The preserved home of a wealthy 19th…

5. Tammela

0.19 MILES

This quirky place is part museum, part workshop and part historical-preservation lesson. Housed in a 19th-century building in the Old Town, Tammela…

6. Rauman Taidemuseo


Changing exhibitions of traditional and modern art stretch over two sides of a courtyard and two storeys.

7. Rauman Merimuseo


Wandering around the Old Town, it’s easy to forget that Rauma is a port, but its maritime museum is an engaging reminder of the town’s seafaring…

8. Torni

0.57 MILES

A 360-degree panorama of Rauma radiates from this 70m-high water tower, accessible by lift (elevator). At its summit is a restaurant serving Finnish…