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Turku Art Museum, Turku

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Turku is a city on the southwest coast of Finland at the mouth of the Aura River, in the region of Southwest Finland. Turku, as a town, was settled during the 13th century and founded most likely at the end of the 13th century, making it the oldest city in Finland. It quickly became the most important city in Finland, a status it retained for hundreds of years. After Finland became part of the Russian Empire (1809) and the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland was moved to Helsinki (1812), Turku continued to be the most populous city in Finland until the end of the 1840s, and it remains a regional capital and an important business and cultural center.Because of its long history, it has been the site of many important events, and has extensively influenced Finnish history. Along with Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, Turku was designated the European Capital of Culture for 2011. In 1996, it was declared the official Christmas City of Finland.Due to its location, Turku is a notable commercial and passenger seaport with over three million passengers traveling through the Port of Turku each year to Stockholm and Mariehamn.
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  • The musuem is very beautiful located in a wonderful park. It offers very good temporary exhibitions. The permanent exhibition presents the best Finish artists.  more »
  • Out of the box, we stumbled upon this museum located on the heights of the city. It is a beautiful building which also houses temporary exhibitions of Finnish artists. The staff is friendly. You will also find in this very clean place of the toilet, and a small café on the left of the entrance where you can dine.
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  • The Museum is great, since it is a lot of steps in the room. A really soothing construction visit. P.s. the outer door, perhaps the world's finest door handle; )
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  • Offers interesting exhibitions on the ground floor with a permanent exhibition focusing on Finnish romantic art on the second floor. Very interesting as a building on it's own.
  • Nice cafe with great outdoor seating in fine weather.
  • The building itself was the most impressive part. They also have really nice postcards.
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  • The spectacular show was, a good theme and narration included. Plenty of things to see, at least for first-time visitors.
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