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Vaasa Sights and Landmarks Guide, Finland

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 The beautiful city got its charter in the year 1606 during the ruling period of Charles IX of Sweden. Apart from having a rich culture and history, Vaasa also boasts off a large number of tourist attractions and sights.

The city features a huge array of walking paths that are constructed along the very shores of Vaasa along with the exciting jogging tracks. Other attractive features worth noticing in this appealing city are the cycling paths of about 150 kilometers and the marked hiking pathways. These facilities are utilized and admired by a large number of serious athletes and also by those who cherish to enjoy the outside fresh air and atmosphere. All around the city, there are marvelous archipelagos that serve as its prized possession.

Some must visits and worth considering sights in the city of Vaasa include:

The Aviation Monument- This highly attractive and admired monument was constructed in honor of all the good that was carrying on in the Finland aviation sector. The sea eagle on the monument is only the bird that lands both the feet outspread just as the first airplanes did.

Kvarken Archipelago- It is a narrow area in the Gulf of Bothnia that separates the Bothnian Sea from the Bothnian Bay. The total distance between the Finnish mainland and the Swedish mainland is about 80 kilometers and only a 25 kms between the external most islands. In the year 2006, the region of the Kvarken Archipelago was then added as an additional stretch to the High Coast World Heritage site thereby becoming the very first Natural Heritage Site of Finland. This exclusive stony archipelago has been specially made by continuous land uplift after the melting down of continental ice layer. Numbering about 5600 islets and islands, the region extends about 70 kilometers in the east-west direction and also approximately 60 kilometers in the direction of north-south.

Vaasa Church- This Church was well planned and then built by the famous architect C.A. Setterberg and was consecrated in the year 1869. The church is creatively built in the English neo-gothic design and also features a total capacity of approximately 900 people. The last restoration of the church occurred in 2000. The very first Vaasa Church was ruined by the 1852 Vaasa Fire and one can only see the stone ruins today.

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