Things to see and do - Turku
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Provincial capital of southwest Finland and second largest entry point into the country after Helsinki, Turku ("market place" in old Finnish) developed around a trading post at the mouth of River Aurajoki, in a region boasting some of the country’s oldest traditions. For centuries Turku was Finland's capital and "cradle of civilisation". It preserves this reputation thanks to a lively cultural and intellectual scene. The river bisects the city and seven hills provide a wide variety of landscapes.
Tourist attractions Turku : Things to see and do
Kankainen Chapel (near the chancel, north side) houses a black marble funeral monument dedicated to the Finnish wife of King Erik XIV. In St George's Chapel rest bishops Hemming (who died in 1366) and Gezelius (father and son), pioneers of Finnish ed..
The main castle boasts many admirable features: the porter's lodge with its friezes (c 1530), Sture Chapel (1480) and its medieval religious sculptures, the nuns' chapel and its Gothic Virgin Mary (14C) and finally the king's room with its Edelfelt p..
Finland's southeast coast is dotted with thousands of islands, which emerged slowly from the water with the retreat of the ice sheet covering Scandinavia. This Finnish archipelago is comparable in beauty to the islands of the Aegean. It stretches fro..
Eerikinkatu 11 FIN - 20100 Turku
Original Sokos Hotel City Börs is next to Market Square and 300 metres from Hansa Emporium Shopping Centre. In-room fridges, kettles and flat-screen Pay TVs are standard. WiFi is free. All rooms at Original Sokos City Börs feature city views and a p..
Kauppiaskatu 6 FIN - 20100 Turku
Prix Prices from : 94 €
Dating back to 1904, this hotel overlooks Market Square and is 15 minutes’ walk from Turku Train Station. It offers 3 saunas and a top-floor swimming pool. Air conditioning, satellite TV channels and modern bathrooms are standard at Original Sokos H..
Eerikinkatu 4 FIN - 20100 Turku
Prix Prices from : 88 €
Situated near the Aura River, this hotel is 500 metres from Turku Cathedral. Flat-screen TVs and iPod docks are in all rooms. Wi-Fi, sauna and 24-hour gym access is free. Refurbished in 2011, Scandic Julia’s air-conditioned rooms have wooden floors,..