Turku - the historical centre of Finland

You’ll find eateries of all sorts, from trendy cafés and English-style pubs to specialty restaurants and seafood joints. Turku is also known for its many boat restaurants and floating eateries, most of which change every summer. affordable, are the place to go. 

 

Turku - European capital of culture 2011

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Turku, founded in the 13th century, is the oldest and fifth largest city in Finland, at the mouth of the Aura river. Turku is the capital city of both the region of Finland Proper and the province of Western Finland. Turku has one of the largest Finland-Swedish populations in the country.

the Aura river, the Castle and the Cathedral of Turku
Wiev of the Aura river, the Castle and the Cathedral of Turku

Turku has a cultural identity as Finland's historical centre, as it was the largest city in the country. It was also the capital from 1809 to 1812 after which time Helsinki was made the capital. It also hosted the country's first university, The Royal Academy of Turku

You can find inexpensive restaurants and good accommodation in the Turku City. You can also get close to the sea by going along with Archipelago, which stretches over 200 km of bridges and islands. Here you can stay overnight in high-quality and friendly hotels, cottages or B & B

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Turku (or "Åbo" in Swedish) was the principal town in Finland when the country was a province of Sweden, losing its status in 1812, along with most of its buildings in a ferocious fire soon after – occurrences that clearly improved the place. Turku is an important cultural and historical center and always pleasant and highly sociable with it's exciting history and culture.

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The Cathedral of Turku is the mother church of the Lutheran Church of Finland. It is also regarded as one of the major records of Finnish architectural history. Read more...    

The Turku Castle, (Finnish: Turun linna, Swedish: Åbo slott) is a monument of Finnish history situated in the city of Turku in Finland. Read more...


         
The old Town Center. The historical and cosy surroundings of the Old Great Square. Read more...     Sibelius museum is totally devoted to music in Finland. The museum building is one of the most original Finnish creations of the 1960s. Read more...

         
The Turku Art Museum, a central part of the art life in Turku since 1904, has been re-opened to the general public in 2005. Read more...     Åbo Svenska Teater

Åbo Svenska Teater (website in Swedish)

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 Turku Market Hall. The Tuku Market Hall - Turun Kauppahalli -We have a handful of restaurants, wonderful scents, a pleasant atmosphere. Read more...      Forum Marinum is the result of the systematic development of the maritime museum functions in the Turku area.  Read more...

     
 
   Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, the museum of history and contemporary art, is an unique cultural attraction in Turku. Read more...        "Ett Hem". In their will Alfred and Hélène Jacobsson donated their 19th century house to Åbo Akademi as a museum. The idea was to preserve the atmosphere of upper class life in Åbo/Turku. Read more...
       
 
   The Biological Museum of Turku is a museum of natural history established in 1907. The museum has 13 different nature sceneries with animals on display. Destination for study excursions of nature and cultural history. Read more..        Kustö - Kuusisto - Castle in the archipelago of Turku.
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Turku is always pleasant and highly sociable with it's exciting history and culture

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Adventures

         

Visit the Moomin World Theme Park in Naantali. Phone +358 (0)2 511 1111

   

 

 


     
 

Väski Adventure Island in Naantali. Phone +358 (0)2    511 1111    

Lenas Sightseeing. Sightseeing in Turku and its surroundings with an authorized guide.

www.saunalahti.fi/lenas/..

 

Destination Finland Seaside Kb.  Partner to:

Metsähallitus - State enterprise

 

 

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The Federation of Finnish Enterprises

   
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