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Turku Castle, Turku

Categories: Castles, History Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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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  • If you arrive in the city in cruise, it is without doubt the first thing you will visit. When say you you're going to go to the 'Castle' from Turku, you probably expect something different, at least from the outside. It has its charm, and certainly worth a visit, at least to the outside. Inside, once again, if you are interested in Nordic history used to be a good time.
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  • i went there with my friends. it is a very old. full of history castle and the people working there are super friendly. 
  • Well maintained castle and grounds, nice location to enjoy a day out. Exhibition itself is nothing special really, there is not much of "Finnish" history there as most of it is Swedish with some Russi...  read more »
  • 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!
  • If you are visiting Turku , then I would definitely recommend a visit to the Turku castle. It is a wonderful experience and a great way to get to know the historical significance of Turku. I was especially enamoured by the way the entire exhibit has been created and presented to the audience. The old castle tour and the museum both are both definitely worth your time.
  • Interesting and beautiful. Some of the displays seem redundant. Be prepared for a long walk. It is huge.
  • Great tour, it's an interesting adventure full of history.
  • Great historical venue, must see in Turku! Also great place for events.
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