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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku
(4.2/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
Walk through the ruins of Finland's oldest city while at the same time viewing pieces of modern art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, a museum of history and contemporary art. At its inception in the 1990s, the institution was meant to host only contemporary art. However, when the builders accidentally discovered an ancient town below ground, the world received this unconventional venue. Ask for a guided tour of the site to get a comprehensive overview of the collections, or walk through the medieval cellars and eccentric exhibit halls at your own pace. You will see works by masters such as Picasso and Warhol, as well as artwork by Finnish artists of the 20th century. Work out when and for how long to visit Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and other Turku attractions using our handy Turku itinerary builder.
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  • An awesome place to be! Toddler and older enjoyed themselves very much. To look at, to explore and experience. Many of the stories got to touch and play with. I would go here for school children. We had only the Aboa Vetus on the side, so the Museum of fine arts, I know how to give.
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  • The archaeological museum in Turku is also a double Art Museum Aboa Vetus Ars Nova &. Here I was able to take a stroll through the medieval alleys and raskopannym to get acquainted with ancient exhibits and simultaneously admire great paintings in the halls of the former Palace of the manufacturer Rettiga. Interesting and "elephant square" at the entrance to the Museum Came in the Museum shop. and posidela in a café for a cup of coffee. Wonderfully!
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  • I'm fast on the part "contemporary art", fault to be very interested. On the other hand, the historical part of the Museum I liked. We wander in the buried part of the foundations of a few houses dating from the 13th century. In English, the explanations are clear and very interesting. A must see.
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  • Wonderful museum with both contemporary art and a glimpse of medieval Turku.
  • Interesting mix between archaeological museum and contemporary art gallery.
  • Good museum, I liked the historical part
  • This is a great museum. I like that it had two parts and it was pretty interesting.
  • The underground dig site is cool but also small and not too impressive. The upstairs exhibits are always changing but they are usually very nice.