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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 Finnis..
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..
FIN - Turku
With its mansard roof, the charming ochre-red manor house is a wooden building dating from 1762. The tastefully arranged interior reflects 18C-19C high society living. The diverse styles range from Rococo to Gustavian to Empire. Comprising five roo..
Yliopistonkatu 12 A FIN - 20100 Turku
Prix Prices from : 85 €
Centro Hotel Turku is located in Turku, 3 minutes' walk from the Market Square. It offers individually decorated rooms with a flat-screen cable TV and free Wi-Fi. All rooms at Turku Centro Hotel feature modern art and parquet floors. Guests can enj..
Yliopistonkatu 29 FIN - FIN-20100 Turku
Prix Prices from : 87 €
This hotel is located across the Hansa Shopping Centre on the Yliopistonkatu pedestrian street, less than 10 minutes’ walk from the Turku Train Station. Access to Wi-Fi, bicycles and a sauna are all free. Satellite TV and a minibar are standard to e..
Eerikinkatu 4 FIN - 20100 Turku
Prix Prices from : 93 €
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,..