Vaasa Travel Guide

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After nearly all of the old wooden town burned down in 1852, the town as it is today was built some kilometres from the original spot. The architect Setterberg who designed the city took the fire into account and hence why the city map shows broad avenues and several city sections. The belfry and town hall ruins can still be visited. In 1918, Vaasa was the capital of Finland for a short time. Located nearby the sea, it offers some nice harbour views and eleven museums. There is an enormous amusement park, Wasalandia, for those who feel like looking at the town from a different perspective (upside down?).
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