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Turku Cathedral, Turku
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Visit Turku Cathedral, the national shrine considered by many to be Finland's most important historical monument. This cathedral is the mother of the Lutheran Church of Finland dedicated to the Virgin Mary and St. Henry, Finland's first bishop. Visit the medieval structure, established in 1300, and see the immense work of renovations after the 1827 Great Fire of Turku. Tour the cathedral museum to learn about Finnish history since the 14th century. Listen to the church bells at noon as you walk along the Aura River. Add Turku Cathedral to your Turku travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Turku trip builder.
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  • Turku Cathedral has been in existence for more than 700 years and attending a Christmas oriented festival in it was an out of this world experience>>>so ethereal! 
  • Nice to get into the daylight in november. I searched and asked for a relief of Karin Månsdotter belonging to art history but it would not go to see from outside the sanctuary. It was a pity.
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  • The Cathedral is located on a hill overlooking the river crossing Turku. It is made of stones and bricks and exterior, very simple aspect is pretty majestic. Inside, especially the nave, is also in the sketch. On the other hand, some chapels are more decorated and make the inner Tower of the Cathedral is worth. A nice piece of heritage.
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  • Beautiful old cathedral. The garden and the streets nearby the river are also worth a visit.
  • It looks very beautiful. One of elements on its front is similar to tRNA :)
  • A real cathedral, with an interesting museum upstairs. Great acoustics.
  • Haven't used any of the churches 'services' in years, but it is a beautiful sight, especially at dark when it's light up by lights.
  • Beautiful and iconic