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  • 1 Turku Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 2 Turku Castle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 3 Turku Archipelago Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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..

  • 4 Crafts Museum of Turku Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Vartiovuorenkatu 2 FIN - 20100 Turku

    This Crafts Museum, founded in 1940 and better known as the Luostarinmäki open-air museum, has many wooden artisans' houses, remaining in their original position and well preserved. In each one, visitors can see artisans at work in various workshops ..

  • 5 Museum of Fine Art of Turku Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Aurakatu 26 FIN - 20100 Turku

    This red-granite building (1904) overlooking Turku blends international Art Nouveau and National Romantic styles. Centre-stage among its collections are paintings by Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931), the mainstay of Finnish painting. Works by Victor Wester..

  • 6 Pukkila Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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 rooms..

  • 7 Wäinö Aaltosen Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Itäinen Rantakatu 38 FIN - 20810 Turku

    Completed in 1967, this light, modern building on the bank of the Aura is the result of a joint effort by the son and daughter-in-law of sculptor Wäinö Aaltonen - they wanted to create an appropriate setting for his work. The museum exhibits a collec..

  • 8 Indoor Market of Turku Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Eerikinkatu 16 FIN - 20100 Turku

    The 19C indoor market with its numerous stalls stacked with fish, meat, vegetables, cheese and pastries has preserved the authentic atmosphere of the market of old. It is worth lingering a moment to take in the picturesque sight of the traditional sh..

  • 9 Pharmacy Museum of Turku Interesting

    Museums and art

    Läntinen Rantakatu 13 FIN - 20100 Turku

    In the late 17C, Judge Qwensel owned the building that is now given over to the Pharmacy Museum, in which an interesting collection of 18C and 19C pharmaceutical bottles is displayed in typical Gustavian-style interiors. There is also a medicinal her..

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