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    Cathedral

    by yumyum Updated Aug 5, 2007

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    Originally built in the late 13th century, it had to be rebuilt after 1827 due to a big fire. The cathedral is open daily and is sometimes also used for concerts.

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    Old tram

    by yumyum Updated Aug 5, 2007

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    My surprise was big when I saw an old tram sitting on the big market square. They made use of it as a café.

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    River

    by yumyum Updated Aug 5, 2007

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    It's very pleasant in summer to take a walk along the river and eat ice cream. You can also test one of the cafés on the old ships.

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    Park

    by yumyum Updated Aug 5, 2007

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    If you come from the river and pass the cathedral to your left, you can walk up a hill. This is actually a big park where you can relax or enjoy the view or visit the museum.

    museum in the park by the lookout

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    The old Cathedral

    by Gili_S Updated Oct 24, 2006

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    This Cathedral is one of the oldest and the largest in Finland going back in time for almost 700 years. It is also very nice and interesting to see from the inside, so just go in.

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    Kauppatori Square (Market Square)

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Sep 22, 2006

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    The square is very ordinary-looking on a view.

    Unfortunately I have not found out anything remarkable except for the Russian Orthodox church and the Swedish theatre of Turku ...

    Turku - Kauppatori Square (Market Square)
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    Promenade along the River Aurajoki

    by Animas Written Apr 14, 2006

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    Starts from the cathedral and end at Turku Castle. Along the route you will see most of Turku's historical sights

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    Library

    by Animas Written Apr 14, 2006

    I asked somebody around there 'What it is?'
    He answered 'It is a library --- over 100 years old'
    So it's worth to visit once.
    On the 2nd floor it has free internet too.

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    Tourist Information

    by Animas Written Apr 14, 2006

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    You better go to this Tourist Information before you explore Turku ... it has everything you want there ... and free internet for 15 mins.

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    Turku Castle

    by cfuentesm Written Nov 16, 2005

    The main attraction of Turku is its castle. If you arrived by train, do take a bus or a cabl. Walking takes a while. Nice place to visit for alittle little while.

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    • Castles and Palaces

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    Turku Cathedral from the River

    by mydreamquest Written Dec 7, 2004

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    This is just another picture of Turku's charming church clocktower taken in front of the river that goes through the center of this city.

    Turku's Main Cathedral from the River
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    Center Performance Stage in Sibelius Museum

    by mydreamquest Updated Dec 6, 2004

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    This is in the center of the museum inside of Sibelius Museum where there are concerts once a week (on Wednesdays I think) in the Spring and Autumn.

    The Performance Hall in Sibelius Museum
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    Inside the Fish Market Hall

    by mydreamquest Written Dec 2, 2004

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    Inside the Fish Market Hall, there is this antique replica of an old store with a replica person selling things.

    It's kind of cute.

    Tones inside Turku's Fish Market Hall
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    Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum

    by mydreamquest Written Dec 2, 2004

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    Just a picture looking outside a craftbuilding, this was probably the knitting room. It's neat at this museum because you get a feel for how life was without electricity and only with natural light.

    Inside an old shed at Luostarinm��ki Handicrafts Mu
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    Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum

    by mydreamquest Written Dec 2, 2004

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    In the olden days in Finland, this barrel of water was where "unwanted kittens" were placed and drowned. I guess the wooden thing was there to knock out the kitty. I'm not sure.

    Unwanted kitties were discarded here in the past.
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