Turku Off The Beaten Path

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    Visit Naantali

    by Turska Written Oct 23, 2011

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    If you stay more than one or two days in Turku, and especially if it´s summer, you should visit town of Naantali! It really nice town, on of those places we call "summer towns". Too bad i don´t have digi photos from there.
    The seaside is nice, and the town is beautyful. If you travel with kids, you might also like to visit Moomin world. (Muumimaailma):
    http://www.muumimaailma.fi/en/home

    There is a famous spa also, maybe the most famous in Finland:
    http://www.naantalispa.fi/en

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    Go to the top of Tuomiokirko and the museum

    by penny_g Written Sep 25, 2010

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    Tuomiokirko Museum in the south gallery takes the visitor back in time to the 14th century. The exhibits cast light on the history and ecclesiastical life in and around the Cathedral.

    Statues of saints and sacred vessels dating from the Catholic Middle Ages are on display in the museum. The Post-Reformation period is represented by liturgical textiles and exquisite silver artifacts, made by highly skilled artisans. Various stages of the Cathedral construction are exhibited.

    Besides, you can go up to the tower and take panoramic pics of Turku.

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    Paavo Johannes Nurmi

    by Gili_S Written Aug 16, 2009
    Paavo Nurmi

    This is the statue of the local hero, Paavo Johannes Nurmi, this man who won 9 Olympic Gold Medals and three silver medals in medium and long distance running, actually as I child he was the first name even I heard of anyone from Finland :)

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    Market hall and market square

    by HORSCHECK Updated Jan 29, 2007

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    Market Square

    Take a stroll around the market hall and the market square. Turku's outdoor market offers a big variety of all kinds of products. The atmosphere is unique and perfect for people watching. Last but not least there are many restaurants around the market square.

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    Three Great Men on the Hill

    by hartti Updated Dec 1, 2006

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    Great Men

    I have to check, but they look like Runeberg, Snellman and Lönnroth standing close to University headquartiers. They were some of the last students in Turku Academia (because the Academia was moved to Helsinki 1827 after the Great Fire of Turku), and great men in the Finnish History.

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    The Baltic-sea gulf

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Sep 25, 2006

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    The Baltic-Sea gulf

    Before our travel I thought that on our way from Turku to Stockholm we should meet only Aland islands.

    I have been very surprised having found out, that between Finland and Sweden there are about 10000 islands generally uninhabited!

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    Aurajoki-river

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Sep 23, 2006

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    Turku - Aurajoki-river
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    The silent wonderful Aurajoki-river saw very much during existence on its coasts the city of Turku.

    It is very pleasant to walk on quay and to admire a beauty of the old city, ducks and swans.

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    Turun Taidemuseo

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Sep 22, 2006

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    The art museum (Turun Taidemuseo) recently has moved to the main museum building (Aurakatu, 26) after finishing of its restoration. The building was constructed in a modernist style in 1904.The museum worked before in a building of a former observatory on Vartiovuori-hill about 400 m to the south from the Cathedral. The building of an observatory was constructed by K.Engel in 1819.

    The exposition of the museum represents the second-largest art collection of Finland. Only after moving to the new building it became accessible to visitors in full.
    We approached the museum in the evening when it was already closed. We hope to appreciate a collection next time.

    June - September: Tuesday-Thursday 11.00 - 19.00, Friday - Sunday 10.00 - 16.00. The Rest of the time of year: Tuesday-Thursday 11.00 - 18.00, Friday - Sunday 10.00 - 16.00.

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    The finnish sauna

    by paoseo Written Dec 22, 2004

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    When I was in Finland I faced a custom that affascinated me a lot.It's the sauna.I already knew it but doing was pretty different.
    The sauna is a small room or hut heated to 80 degrees.
    I found it a very pleasant experience, even if I couldn't bear it for too long time.
    You pour water on hot coal creating steam.
    If you're so lucky to have a lake next the hut you can run and dive there, if not you should often get wet with cold water.....
    It's veeery strange.....at least for me!!!

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    A new dance ? :-)

    by Muya Written Oct 28, 2004

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    What are they doing ??

    If you click this picture, you will see two cars parked next to the castle. I didn’t want them to ruin my picture, so I had this great idea… I asked my friends Bridget and Ceddy to stand so as to hide those cars…and the result was this:-) I looked at them making those funny gestures and hiding nothing at all because they were obviously too far away from my camera…and found it so funny that I took the picture anyway ;-)

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    Old Turku II

    by Gili_S Written Sep 10, 2004

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    It looks rather interesting from outside, but I must say that I was a bit disapointed from this as a whole, don't know, I was expecting for more, maybe some old style bar or something, and there was no any.

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    NAANTALI

    by LysDor Updated Jun 10, 2004

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    Naantali’s traditions, seaside location, sunny people and unique environment makes it a lively and hospitable little town. People reported as *smiling like Naantali's sun* is known everywhere in the country.
    The presidential summer palace *Kultaranta* (golden coast)is located here and includes a botanical garden open to the public.

    The MOOMIN WORLD
    Moominworld open 9.6.-12.8.01 daily
    Moominvalley 10-18
    Moominshop 10-20
    Adventure Island 12-19

    Also a Convent Church, the most splendid spa in the Nordic countries as well as events ranging from the Music Festival to Sleepyhead Day!

    For more info and how to get there by road or sea, click NAANTALI

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    Bring your GPS and go geocaching.

    by samija Updated Apr 18, 2004

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    Distance to Turku: 6.14 km
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    If you own a GPS navigator, bring it with you, go out and do some modern treasure hunting.

    While you're at it you'll see many nice scenic & historically interesting locations around Turku (and surroundings). Places that have hidden geocaches include for example WW II bunker ruins, scenic viewpoints, nature reserve spots, parks, riverside locations, etc.

    Althoung you'll be entering the merky depths of Turku be assured; It's completely safe to wander around during the daylight and it's great fun for kids and kidslike :)

    At www.geocaching.com you can get a listing of caches nearest to Turku (N 60 27.306 E 022 13.679). Drop me a line, if you'd like any advice.

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    Take a boatbus to one of the...

    by Dexters Updated Apr 29, 2003

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    sauna on veps��

    Take a boatbus to one of the islands that are reserved by turku city for their inhabitans. The boatbusses leave where the Allegatan meets the river. You can rent very cheap cottages on this islands. The picture is from the island called vepsä.

    http://www.turku.fi/liikuntavirasto/ulkoilu_ja_saaristo/vepsa.html

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    Walking top of the water

    by Scandic Written Feb 20, 2003

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    No cars

    altough I told you that Turku is a summer city, there's lot of to do in wintertimes too. This winter has been very cold in here and the ice areas are thicker than ever. So now you can walk along the Aura river! usually the rivers are quite dangerous, ice is quite thin and the water moves all the time. But now, in this winter 2003 you can look at Turku in a new way.

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