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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. Using our world travel planner, Turku attractions like Turku Castle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • History from 13th century onwards, full tour on castle, changing exhibitions. If it was good for Kings of Sweden, maybe for you too? 
  • Turku Castle is a magnificent condition age, and often there's a vierailleena there is every visit was something new and different exhibitions.
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  • Very nice to see if already in town but not very exciting though! I don't know if it might be more interresting to attend to guided tour... 
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  • Really interesting place. If you like castles and middle age, i recommend you to go here. It costs little to visit the inside. Also it has a pokemon nest
  • Oldest building in Finland, definitely worth visiting. We came on a ferry from Stockholm and stopped by before continuing our trip to Helsinki. Bus number 1 which goes to the city center stops directly in front of the door. 5 min walk from the ferry terminal. Nice lunch buffet in the restaurant for a reasonable price.
  • I've made visits to this castle a few times, and it never fails to impress me, not only with the building, but the historical exhibits, fun kid's activities, and information. This place is not to be missed and needs plenty of time in order to make sure you can see all of it. It's a great fun plus that the employees are all in costume!
  • Very beautiful old castle, easily accessible at the edge of town.
  • This is a wonderful castle in the city of Turku. Especially good time to visit is during the medieval fair during the end of May. The guides dressed up in medieval attire and gives the entire place a old world look.