The old town of Rauma is the historic center of the town of Rauma on the southwest coast of Finland.
The old town has retained its typical medieval Nordic wooden town with a uniform preserved cityscape characteristics, the narrow and winding streets and the irregular terrain. The oldest buildings date back to the 18th century, the town having been ravaged by flames in 1640 and 1682.
Main attractions include the 18th- and 19th-century house of Kirsty, a sailor, and the 18th-century house of Marel, a shipowner, with a 19th-century façade, both housing museum displays. Other highlights include rare stone buildings: the Church of the Holy Cross, a 15th-century Franciscan monastery church with medieval paintings, and the Old Town Hall from 1776.
Τhe two main streets and around the market square are mainly for commercial use. The center’s structural timber buildings have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Access : Coordinates: 61.128333, 21.511667 /
Go next : Rauma / Rauma Maritime Museum / Kylmäpihlaja Lighthouse , on the small island of Kylmäpihlaja, in the outer archipelago of Rauma, Finland.