Things to see and do - Turku
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Turku Travel guide
Turku : Michelin's recommendations
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
Tuomiokirkonkatu 1 FIN - 20100 Turku
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..
Linnankatu 80 FIN - 20100 Turku
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..
FIN - Turku
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..
Yliopistonkatu 29 FIN - FIN-20100 Turku
This hotel is located above Hansa Shopping Centre on Yliopistonkatu pedestrian shopping street, less than 10 minutes’ walk from the Turku Train Station. Access to Wi-Fi, bicycles and a sauna are all free. Satellite TV channels and a minibar are stan..
Tuureporinkatu 11 FIN - 20100 Turku
Hotel Helmi is located in central Turku, 150 metres from Turku Concert House. It offers rooms with free wired internet and private bathrooms with a shower. The brightly decorated rooms at Helmi Hotel feature comfortable beds from Unikulma. All inclu..
Yliopistonkatu 12 A FIN - 20100 Turku
Centro Hotel Turku is located in Turku, 3 minutes' walk from the Market Square in a quiet inner courtyard. It offers guests free access to both gym and fitness classes at nearby Motivus Fitness Centre. All individually decorated rooms at Turku Centr..