World Heritage Sites

Unesco World Heritage Sites represent the internationally unique cultural and natural heritage. There are two of these sites in Satakunta and both of them are located in Rauma. Old Rauma and Sammallahdenmäki offer history, exotic aspects and much more from idyllic wooden house districts to impressive burial cairns. Look what the World Heritage Sites in Satakunta can offer to you!

The magic of Old Rauma

Decorative wooden houses, idyllic street views... The vital heart of Rauma treats its visitors to history, crafts and culture. The delightful Old Rauma was selected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991 as a unique example of a lively and well maintained Nordic wooden town. Old Rauma is the largest continuous wooden town area in the Nordic countries. Its narrow streets are full of special boutiques, delicious cafés and fascinating museums. Old Rauma exudes romance for those hungry for nostalgia!
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© Marko Mikkola

Secrets of Sammallahdenmäki

We welcome you on a journey that takes you 2,000-3,500 years back in time! Sammallahdenmäki in Rauma is a rare area of ancient relics, which is considered to be the most significant location of the western bronze culture in Scandinavia. The area, which spans approximately one kilometre, is home to 36 burial cairns that differ in shape and size. Come and explore Finland's first archaeological World Heritage Site!
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© Mikko Uussaari