Palosaari was once the workers’ and seamen’s quarter of the city due to its proximity to the harbour and Puuvillatehdas (cotton factory). Now it is mostly a campus area for students and a melting point of the old and the new.
The nearby Vaskiluoto Island houses a harbour, hotels, a spa and an amusement park, all reasons why the island is enjoyed by both Vaasa residents and tourists alike.
Close by on the mainland stand Vaasa prison and St. Nicolaus’ Orthodox Church, two important landmarks that have played a significant part in the history of Vaasa.
In Old Vaasa it is possible to discover historical places dating back to the 13th century, as well as how the citizens live today.
- Period: throughout the year
- Duration: 2 hours
- Price 2023: Mon-Sat 188 €/guide (Sun 312 €/guide)
- Price includes: Guide service 2 hrs