Turku Castle

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Turku Castle
4.5
Castles • History Museums
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10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
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Knitter8
London, UK96 contributions
Couples
We did the English guided tour which are at regular times during the day. The guide was very good and was dressed in medieval costume.

The castle is large and very old as Turku used to be the capital of Finland.

We wanted to get outside the Bailey part but had to go along way following the arrows to get there!

The exhibition we went was good!
Written 12 August 2022
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Tonytourist
Montesson, France673 contributions
Couples
Easy to get to on the number 1 bus. Big and solid structure with some interesting exhibits. Buffet lunch at 11.3 euros was a bargain. The young man giving the tour in English couldn't have made it more boring if he'd tried. Difficult to understand to the extent most people were gazing at their phones.
Written 9 August 2022
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Mary Alice S
Jacksonville Beach, FL48 contributions
Solo
Firstly, it’s 14 euros to just get in. There was 2 other people there and it was the most boring castle I have ever visited. You can’t just leave you have to follow this one way trail up and down stairs and thru small hallways. Ridiculous. I couldn’t wait to get to the exit. It was a pure waste of my time and money.
Written 19 July 2022
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Reslysten54
Vienna, VA1,822 contributions
This castle provides a glimpse of history from the late 13th century and all the way up to current day. Partially, it is well told, through e.g. illustrative models that trace the centuries of construction. But interpretation could be much improved. The wider geopolitical context could be summarized in a succinct timeline somewhere. The text displays could be lifted from the 2-feet level and given proper light. Poor lighting in some passages is also a hazard.

There are lots of empty rooms that one can pass through quickly while briefly noting how they were once used. But there is also a section with an impressive collection of artifacts.
Written 7 July 2022
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Jellona
Vantaa, Finland1,481 contributions
A very nice example of Nordic medieval castles. I can recommend a guided tour, but it's also very easy to explore the castle on your own.
Written 14 June 2022
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aekrfk
Newport Beach, CA221 contributions
As with my review of the Turku Cathedral along with the Turku Castle it is well worth a visit to see these two attractions outside of Helsinki. Turku Castlel is incredible and much larger than you can imagine. There is a self guided tour which you can get on your cell phone with a QR code. Use the available wifi at the payment desk and try to connect to the castle tour. The place is huge with many many displays. If you do not rush it will take you 3-4 hours to see everything. It is 700 years old and was an important castle with tons of history. We really enjoyed it along with the Turku Cathedral. The two places can fill a day in Turku.
Written 3 June 2022
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Scott J
London, UK142 contributions
Much more impressive than it looks from the outside and packed with an amazing amount of history. Only reason for 4 rating instead of 5 is that it is quite massive, so I would have appreciated a guided tour or an audio tour at least, since reading so many details does get exhausting. So give yourself a good 2-3 hours minimally and pace yourself if possible, since it's definitely worth taking in if you have the stamina!
Written 31 May 2022
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Peter D
Oud-Beijerland, The Netherlands218 contributions
Friends
Beautiful castle… really well organised and setup. Beautiful restored and a very well created route through the castle.

It gives a great overview of the different times it functioned.
Written 2 October 2021
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finnegg
Helsinki, Finland33 contributions
Friends
The visit was very interesting. It took us over 3 hours to go around the castle. The route is well signposted and there were plenty of interesting descriptions in English (and Finnish and Swedish).
Written 18 September 2021
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MartinSetzler
Kirchentellinsfurt, Germany34 contributions
This castle is definitely worth a few hours. Not only it's history or the look at it is fascinating. There is also a great selfguided tour through all the parts of the castle. You will get good impressions about life at the castel in mediavla times as a better overview it and the city played in finish history. We really enjoyed our visit.
Written 18 September 2021
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