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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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  • Turku is one of the best museums in Finland, dedicated to the art. Beautiful edifice appeared here on the Hill Puolalanmjaki in the year 1904 and highly decorated the city. If you have time before boarding the ferry, don't miss going there-see the many wonderful pictures.
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  • We went to see the Baltiska speglingar Reflections from 1914-the exhibition and we liked it very much. The Museum Store also found some interesting products.
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  • We visited the museum to see the works of Helene Schjerfbeck. This was a good day to visit the museum. The currator of the exhibition has done a good work to put the different paintings together in an...  more »
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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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