Sights & landmarks in Turku

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  • Knitter8
    London, UK96 contributions
    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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  • Mary Alice S
    Jacksonville Beach, FL48 contributions
    Very simple yet beautiful church.I like when they have the candles you can light for prayers or past loved ones. It was probably the nicest thing I liked about Turku.
    Written 19 July 2022
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  • rokkap
    Espoo, Finland685 contributions
    Forum Marinum has grown and improved vastly. It is a VERY enjoyable museum. The site and the exhibits are unique, and more and more attractive. They now also house motor torpedo boats and the like under a roof.
    Written 18 January 2022
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  • B T
    London, UK875 contributions
    This church is a really pretty building, also on the inside and it is well worth going to visit it..
    Written 27 April 2021
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  • Seppo H
    Salo, Finland72 contributions
    A good place for a quiet break. Often small scale art exhibitions, always great glass art and light.
    Written 20 May 2019
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland25,586 contributions
    The church was built in 1845 and was designed by architect Johan Carl Ludvig Engel.

    It is located on the northeast corner of Turku Market Square and is the main church of the Turku orthodox parish.

    It is open only during the services. At least from outside, it looked beautiful.
    Written 15 November 2018
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland25,586 contributions
    The Harmony by Achim Kühn was founded in 1996 on an old crane base in the Aura River. From May to October, it acts as a fountain. In the dark, it is a light art installation. In Turku, Harmony is also known as the Whale Tail.
    Written 15 November 2018
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  • sjohan03
    Turku, Finland12 contributions
    I have been visiting Utö regularly in 50 years! All seasons, all kinds of weathers! Travelling to Utö by the ferry is free. Hotel, terraced houses, hostels and private accomodations. Excellent food at the hotel restaurant. The traveller must be a nature enthusiast, the island has a lot of cliffs, the weather can sometimes be really challenging, but the nature is enchanting, the lighthouse with a church inside a specialty and worth of visit...as the whole island with its little village and chapel!
    Written 10 July 2018
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  • Mari6
    Turku, Finland617 contributions
    Martinkirkko church tower is visible from far as the building stands higher than rest of the houses around and it also has it's red tower peaking high to the sky. It is art deco style inside, and red bricks from the outside.
    Written 6 August 2018
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  • Edgar H
    Dottikon, Switzerland26 contributions
    For those who are excited about special places, than plan your stay in Kakola Hotel. Modern rooms, friendly staff and good located close to Turku downtown. Rich breakfast buffet, however a reasonable selection of jam or honey was missing - than I would have given 5/5 points.
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland25,586 contributions
    When established in 1918, Åbo Akademi University was among the first institutions of the independent State of Finland.

    Most of the buildings are located around the Turku Cathedral but the university has also activities in Vaasa.

    It is a Swedish-language university with 5,500 students.
    Written 16 November 2018
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  • DameNoir
    Turku, Finland31 contributions
    The restoration process is still ongoing, but the neoclassical buildings are still in my opinion one of the most beautiful I have seen so far in Finland, and the history of the manor one of the most interesting. Finns know the place as the location of a historical TV series, so for the fans it might hold some extra magic. For me, it was just about wandering around the grounds and getting a feel of the history. I also participated in a free guided tour. The guide was very knowledgeable, telling interesting tidbits of the past but also a few ghost stories.

    Like in so many Finnish manors, the café offers tasty homemade sweet and savoury treats, but there are also artworks on display.

    The manor is situated on the beautiful island of Kakskerta, about 17 km from the centre of Turku. The bus 15 from the Market Square (Kauppatori) drives straight to the island (the bus stop is right in front of the manor: http://www.foli.fi/en), but the manor is also reachable by boat.
    Written 29 April 2015
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  • MosseTurku
    Turku, Finland2,000 contributions
    Passed the monument today, stopped for a while thinking "yes, it's still there". When it was first placed there it raised a discussion whether it had been worth the money or not. Another artist attached a huge ax on the surface one dark night which made it somewhat funny, but it was later removed to some protest. Well, art doesn't appeal everyone and the citizens have got used to the flat blue surface on the lawn.
    Written 13 October 2019
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  • Sanna
    Southwest Finland, Finland452 contributions
    This was my first time visiting the museum. I wanted to see the exhibition about Sibelius and his life, which was very interesting and equipped with lots of audio material as well.
    However, I'm not quite sure why the title character isn't featured in a permanent exhibition.
    The museum also displays various historical instruments and offers fascinating insider knowledge about music and how it came to be so popular, especially in the Finnish context.
    I would recommend this museum for anyone who is interested in music. The building itself is also beautiful, and the museum hosts a nice museum shop.
    Written 25 February 2022
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