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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku

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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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  • A very good lunch. Seems to me to be an excellent price-quality ratio. The place is beautiful and comfortable, and the service friendly.
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  • On the banks of the aura in the Center there is a place that we could ignore. It's good that this has not happened. New Art Museum Builders stumbled upon a residential quarter, It covered the roof and left archaeological museum you walk on ancient streets, see the foundations and walls of houses and some items belonging to their respective owners. Even a tiny church, and you can choose which in this town sound music ...
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  • A little snobby, a light lunch served. Nice to eat out, but I do not recommend the big hunger.
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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.