Turku Castle, Turku

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Explore the medieval Turku Castle, a historical monument that has protected the Aura River since the 13th century. Built in the 1280s as a military fortress to provide protection to the surrounding area and river, this castle is one of the oldest buildings in Finland that is open to the public. View the imposing symbol of medieval architecture, which has survived centuries of sieges and different reigning groups. Experience the original grandeur of this fortress, completely renovated in 1993, with a guided tour that will outline the structure's architectural, cultural, and historical relevance to Finland and other Nordic countries. Plan your Turku Castle visit and explore what else you can see and do in Turku using our Turku road trip planning tool .
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  • Take at least an hour or two of the largest of the citadel that has visited the huge fort and has a lot of complex walking content and you can miss views there are views of the 19th century Renaissance building and there are also views in the cellars a lot to walk around in a castle.
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  • Great castle, beautiful from outside and courtyard garden. Majority has been restored and not original anymore. It's nice to have some reading about the history and it's very very big. My boyfriend and I are not big fans of museums but found that we really had to go there. For students it is €6 per person (do not forget to bring your student card). We thought it was a bit of a fall. Overall a beautiful castle from outside and a nice courtyard. The museum is not really recommended. There are a lot of stairs and you can go through the whole castle. If you're bad at it, it might be better to save the money. Even if you are well on the bone, you are ready for it at the moment. What can you expect? Many rooms with furniture and décor as before. Many portrait paintings. A museum about a family that used to be living at that time and a lot of old costumes (much is no longer original). There is also a separate, large room with old coins and some history. You have to keep it.
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  • For what I've been told it's one of the most visited sites in Turku, and I could see why. The atmosphere inside makes you realize how was to live in that place during the medieval / Renaissance period...  more »
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  • It was a very nice visit of a beautiful castle. We have been there for around 2 hours and had a great tour through the rooms inside the castle. Everything is well prepared and recalls some kind of medieval flair. It is worth a visit
  • The displays are amazing. So many things to see about the 800 year history, including 100 year old displays. Well priced at 12 euros per adult; you could stay for hours.
  • Much more than I expected. It goes on and on. Very well done. Kid would love climbing up and down the stairs. You walk through time. I am a pensioner so the entry fee was 6.00 Euro. Very much worth the price. You could spend four hours easily. The attendants ate smiling, and knowledgeable. Willing to give information too. Very well done Turku. Bravo.
  • Extremely impressive restoration and museum. I've been to many castles, but this was the best yet! Tons to see, exhibits that spaned from the 1200s through 1600s when occupied. It took about 3 hours to go through it all. The layout was great, no backtracking. Highly recommended!
  • I've visited plenty of different castles all over Finland and this one definitely one of the best. There is just so much stuff to see. There is the outside area of the castle where you can see what the castle looks like from outside. Then there is the interior where you can see what it was like to live in the castle. There is also people who will help you along the way. I give 5/5
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