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Top Choice Museum in Uusikaupunki

Bonk Museum

The creation of local artist Alvar Gullichsen, this spoof museum–art installation is a classic display of oddball Finnish humour. In great detail, it traces the rise of the Bonk dynasty, which rose from humble fishe…
Church in Uusikaupunki

Vanha Kirkko

The lovely 17th-century Vanha Kirkko is one of the highlights of Uusikaupunki. In keeping with the maritime roots of its parishioners, it has a star-spangled, barrel-vaulted roof that resembles a ship’s hull. The in…
Church in Uusikaupunki

Kalannin kirkko

Legend has it that the first Swedish crusade arrived in the 1150s at the village of Kalanti, about 9km east of Uusikaupunki. Led by King Erik, the party also contained Henry, bishop of Uppsala, who spread Christiani…
International in Uusikaupunki

Gashaus Pooki

This restaurant and guesthouse has an award-winning Slow Food menu of seasonal dishes like beer-braised pork cheek, fried pike-perch with fennel, and smoked salmon with chanterelle sauce. The dining room is pleasant…
International in Uusikaupunki

Kahveli

This welcoming spot has a cool, cosy interior and a sunny waterside terrace. Choose from a menu of classic Finnish dishes – including the signature platter of smoked, cured and pickled fish – or go for the internati…
Museum in Uusikaupunki

Wahlberg House

Wahlberg was a wealthy tobacco-factory owner, and his home contains the fine furnishings and other trappings of a 19th-century bourgeois family. The attic is given over to the story of Uusikaupunki’s maritime histor…
Church in Uusikaupunki

Uusi Kirkko

The Gothic church in the centre of town was built around 1860, when architects suspected that the original Vanha Kirkko was unstable. The massive structure is built from locally made bricks, and stones cut from loca…
Cafe in Uusikaupunki

Pakkahuone Café

The guest-harbour cafe serves coffee, homemade doughnuts, salads, and fish and chips to customers gazing at the yachts bobbing at their moors. Around the corner, the quayside terraced bar opens until late and occasi…