Mingle with the locals at Oulu Market Square. In this popular meeting place, vendors sell fresh vegetables, berries and traditional foods as well as clothes and jewelry. After shopping, visit one of the nearby cafés housed in converted warehouses for a cup of coffee. These old granaries also have small shops and restaurants. The market hall dates back more than 110 years and is worth a visit. Make sure to be on your best behavior because "The Bobby" policeman statue watches over the square, keeping an eye out for trouble.
Local delicacies and handmade souvenirs
Located at the sea front in the center of Oulu, this Gothic market hall was opened in 1901 and has a remarkable architecture. The Market Square is a popular meeting place for locals and is the place to go for Finnish products and food. You can find a wide variety of products ranging from fish foods, fruits and vegetables to reindeer and moose meat or the famous bear salami. You can also buy handmade crafts and souvenirs, different Finnish delicacies and you can try the traditional rössypottu, which is a blood pudding soup. The soup might not be for everyone, but the market hall is the only place where it can be found. Many tourists come and visit the market hall because of its historic significance, cold smoked reindeer and other local delicacies, and the famous policeman statue that watches over the market square.