Well-preserved idyll of old wooden houses

Few towns in Finland are as well preserved in terms of the genuine and lovingly maintained and restored town centre.

About Kristinestad

This well-preserved idyll of old wooden houses has a proud history as a commercial and maritime town with a well-established shipbuilding tradition.

The town and its environs are full of historical monuments and sights. Chartered in 1649 Kristinestad is a jewel among towns dotted along the Ostrobothnian coast.

Kristinestad is the only town in Finland to have been accepted into the “CittaSlow” movement.

“CittaSlow” stands for locally produced food, a sustainable lifestyle, improved wellbeing and having a sense of local traditions and a high quality of life. It is a movement that sums up the soul of Kristinestad perfectly.

Crazy Cat Restaurant

Jungman Restaurant

Hotel Krepelin

Wanha Tupa