Take an evening walk along the...
Take an evening walk along the Aura River. Bring your camera along. The river and all the boats makes nice motives.
It's very relaxing. And you always meet people on the way. You can just sit down and make the river calm you down. And if you want to you can take the 'ferry' over to the other side of the river. Or sit on one of the bridges.
Turku Castle - Turunlinna
The castle dates back to the 13th century.Its golden age was in the 1560´s when John, son of the Swedish king, Gustav Vasa, ruled Finland as a duchy. The second period of splendour was in the 17th century, when the Governor General of Finland, Per Brahe, lived there. It was destroyed by bombing in 1941, but restored during the next 20 years. Now it is a museum and venue for exhibitions The chapel of the castle is popular for weddings , and the banqueting halls can also be hired.
The river Aurajoki is very...
The river Aurajoki is very interesting river. It is situated just in the middle of the town. In the river there are many restaurant boats.
When visiting these boats you have very good place to be friends with the people living in Turku.
The chapel of St George.
The chapel of St George, also called the Gazelius chapel after three bishops named Gazelius, contains the canopied tomb of bishop Hemming, who died in 1366 and was beatified in 1500.
- Historical Travel
Aboa Vetus et Ars Nova
Aboa Vetus is built around an excavated medieval city block. Ars Nova means New Art and, as its name implies, exhibits the art of our times.
- Arts and Culture
- Historical Travel
Maritime museum - for all fans of ships and navy.
Detailed info at the official webpage.
Quite large - count with more than one hour.
11:00 - 18:00, closed on Mondays
- Museum Visits
- Family Travel
The market square is a good place to try some of the local food and forest fruits, it is much more fun here in the summer but also in winter days you can find something here.
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.
My surprise was big when I saw an old tram sitting on the big market square. They made use of it as a café.
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.
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.
The old Cathedral
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.
Kauppatori Square (Market Square)
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 ...
- Theater Travel
Promenade along the River Aurajoki
Starts from the cathedral and end at Turku Castle. Along the route you will see most of Turku's historical sights
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.