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Best things to do in Vaasa

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Mall
“You will find the tourist information visitvaasa on the 2nd floor in the galleria. There are many restaurants and cafés. Magokoro is a great place for sushi. You will find a bookstore, jewellery and shops for clothes. For smaller gadgets like batteries, multimedia, hardwear, electricity and more try Clas Ohlson on the 2nd floor.”
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Scandinavian Restaurant
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“Classic terrace next to the sea. Very busy in the weekend evenings and a real must to visit. Also serving excellent lunch during weekdays.”
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Art Museum
“Modern art museum Tuesday — Sunday 11 a.m. — 5 p.m. Monday closed 7 € Adults 5 € Students, seniors, conscripts, unemployed, group visitors (more than 10 people) Free Youth under 18 ”
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Restaurant
“Old ship turned into a restaurant and big terrace. Recommend to have drink on the top deck on a sunny day.”
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Café
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“Forget Starbucks and commercial chain, this personal cafeteria (started in 2010) is the place to be for a cozy cup of coffee and delicious piece of cake.”
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Irish Pub
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“Usually packed in the weekends with bands and a disco in the other room. The place to be if you are a bit older.”
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Museum
“Here you can learn about the history of the city of Vaasa founded in 1606. And why the center of Vaasa was moved to it's current place after the big fire in 1852. There is a section in the museum, called Terranova, exhibiting the world heritage - the archipelago of Vaasa. The land rise is a world record - 8 mm per year. This is due to the ice age 10.000 years ago.”
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Cafe
“A slice of Berlin feeling in Vaasa. Good vegan food. Open at least for lunch and afternoon coffee. The correct address is Pitkäkatu 34.”
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Bar
“A nice cozy brewery restaurant, also has a nice terrace in the summer time and goats outside. ”
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Restaurant
“The best Asian (Japanese) restaurant in Vaasa. It is small so be prepared to wait a while to be seated.”
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Establishment
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Bakery
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“This bakery won prize for baking the best sour dough bread in Finland. There are a couple of tables if you want to stop by for a coffee and toast or a cinnamon bun.”
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Spa
“Nice place to swim! Especially if you prefer warm water. Web: www.tropiclandia.fi”
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Restaurant
“Fantastic interior. Built in 1861 as a merchants home. Lunch and café Monday-Saturday. In the same house there is a handicraft shop.”
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Restaurant
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“Old house turned into a restaurant and a bar downstairs. Also a terrace. It's a bit remote from the city but worth a visit for sure! Run by S-ryhmä.”
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Bus Station
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