Old Rauma is the largest unified historical wooden town in the Nordic countries. Even today it is the heart of the town, where living, social life and business go hand in hand all year round. Old Rauma area covers an area of 28 hectares and there are 600 buildings, most of which are privately owned. The population of Old Rauma is 800. The lively business is concentrated around the market square.
In 1991 Old Rauma was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, which includes cultural and natural sites of outstanding universal value. Old Rauma was inscribed as an outstanding example of living and well preserved historical Nordic wooden town.