Old Town of Kristiinankaupunki

Old Town of Kristiinankaupunki

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Description

Kristiinankaupunki is the first Finnish town to join the international Cittaslow-network.  In Kristiinankaupunki we appreciate the quality of life. Visitors a warmly welcome – our town is just the right place for you if you value the quality of life.

The authentic and picturesque wooden town with its wooden fences stems from the 18th and 19th centuries. Kristinestad is one of Scandinavia’s best preserved wooden towns.  Kristinestad has centuries old traditions as a marketing and trading town and a distinguished shipping history with its ship- and boatbuilding traditions. The beautiful town hall was built in 1856.

You can also visit the 300-year-old Ulrika Eleonora church, famous for its leaning tower and a popular church for weddings in summer or Kattpiskargränden (Cat Whipper’s Alley). Where did the alley get its name from? Come and see!