In Pargas there is something for everyone

Pargas is a municipality that consists of many islands and islets, here lives about 12 200 people. Pargas is built on three elements: the city centre, the countryside and the archipelago. Here you can experience everything from the beautiful nature to historical sites and buildings, also Finlands biggest open quarry that mines limestone is in Pargas. The mining industry has always been an important industry in Pargas and it still plays a big part as an employer.

The Churchstrait that runs through the city has been an important route. Now if you want to sit down and relax, a park bench by the strait is a perfect place to do just that. There you can see the boats cruising through the city on a warm summer day. A short walk from the Churchstrait there is Pargas pedestrian street called Köpmansgatan. Here you can find different stores and cafés, in the summer there are often many people walking on this street.

Travel around with a car or boat, ride a bicycle or hike to one of the many islands that Pargas consists of. A wide network of ferries, boats and busses is there for you so that you can get to where you want. Take also the opportunity to visit one of the beaches and have a swim, or why not visit a camping site or take a stroll through the central park. In Pargas there is something for everyone.