Turku Castle

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Turku Castle
4.5
Castles • History Museums
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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ja55e
Hameenlinna, Finland244 contributions
A must see in Turku
Jul 2021
Turku Castle is a place to see when visiting Turku. A lot to see and full load for the historic enthusiast. Make sure you are not in a hurry, because this castle is big.
Written 7 July 2021
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B T
London, UK705 contributions
Really impressed
Apr 2021
I was really impressed by this, it is very old and there is lots of history. There are many different rooms inside the castle to look at and it can take some time to look through everything.
Written 27 April 2021
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland19,162 contributions
Unique 700-year-old historical monument
Nov 2020
In addition to the Turku Cathedral, this medieval castle is the second landmark in Turku. It is located next to the Port of Turku.

There is so much to explore. We had just 1½ hour time and we had to hurry because the museum was closing at 18:00.

Also, you have to be quite fit. There are so many stairs up and down.
Written 22 November 2020
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Katellien
Tampere, Finland18 contributions
Castle on halloween
Oct 2020
I went to the Turku castle on halloween, it was a cool experience! The castle wasn't decorated or anything, but it's atmosphere was still a spot on. Gloomy hallways, prison cells and stories about history. Interesting, fun and I even learned something! It was easy to walk around the castle by oneself, which I prefer. Highly recommended for architecture and history freaks.
Written 31 October 2020
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Evabe13
World226 contributions
Worth the price
Oct 2020 • Family
We visited here with a child who is interested of history and it was quite nice afternoon. It took about one hour to go around the whole castle inside. There were a lot of interesting and beautiful thigs to see inside. There is also a cafe and a shop in the castle.
Written 11 October 2020
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Ludwig H
Augsburg, Germany25 contributions
Amazing medieval castle in Turku
Aug 2020 • Couples
Very nice medieval castle with lots of rooms to explore. We had a nice afternoon viewing the medieval and renaissance floors, as well as exploring the exhibition on historical clothing and items. Very good price for what you get, would recommend to anyone coming to Turku!
Written 15 August 2020
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Luis Marques
Kotka, Finland16 contributions
Great
Jul 2020 • Family
Good explanations from the staff and castle was impeccable.
We really enjoyed the medieval experience
Written 28 July 2020
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Mikajii
Vantaa, Finland904 contributions
Worth visiting when in Turku
Jul 2020 • Couples
Historical site with nice exhibitions inside. We visited on our own which was ok. Guided tours also available.
Written 22 July 2020
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NorthStar56559
Doha, Qatar29 contributions
It's not another old boring castle, it's a must visit castle.
Feb 2020 • Couples
From the moment you enter this amazing castle it's like you are time travelling to the past and it's history.
It's not another old boring castle, it's a must visit castle. You get to know a lot about the history of Turku which was the first capital of Finland.
Bear in mind that you need at least 2 hours to tour around and you will find information in Finnish, Swedish and English. There are different levels and steps while you tour inside the castle.
I highly recommend it.
Written 5 April 2020
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AusJävel
Helsinki, Finland428 contributions
Fascinating look at the Swedish power period
Mar 2020
Turku Castle is one of the best preserved and interesting castles in northern Europe and offers a great glimpse into the Swedish power period where they were they dominated both sides of the Baltic. From the Stures to the Vasas and everyone in between, it seems that most of the important Swedish noble families (and those they wanted to reward) had some connection with the castle. There's plenty to see; the only problem is that you'll get a bit footsore and hungry seeing it all! Worth the admission.
Written 2 March 2020
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