Martinvuo-Helo Katri

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Vaasa’s first suburban district has a special place in the city`s history. The history begins in the 1780s when the port was moved here from Old Vaasa. Authors, shipbuilders, artists and factory workers have shaped the history of the island. The university campus is said...
Vaasa-born Mathilda was a noble lady who became known as prisoner`s true friend. The walk passes her childhood and youth surroundings and starts at the Vaasa Court of Appeal, Rantakatu.
Vaasa was founded by the Swedish King Charles IX in 1606. In 1852 a catastrophic fire destroyed the town. Some of the houses e.g. Wasastjerna residence and the old Court of Appeal survived the flames. We also visit the ancient site of the former castle...
On the tour you will hear about heroic pilots, periods of oppression, smugglers, Russian military expeditions, jaegers, interesting villagers, and of course about land raising and much more. At the end of the walk, a visit to the leaning Raippaluoto Church.