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. Take a look at our Turku trip planner to schedule your visit to Turku Cathedral and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • A very nice and cooling place to be at and also the locals here are really helpful in directions. A very worth to go place  more »
  • A landmark of Turkey and a must visit. The cathedral dominates the skyline of Turkey. It is within easy walking distance of downtown.  more »
  • A very nice building located in the middle of what I consider a park, it's something you should visit if you are in the city. I can't speak of it's interiors, because unfortunately I visited on times ...  more »
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  • A fascinating place! Very old, beautiful and quiet. As a souvenir one can buy a paper sheet with details for a small model of the cathedral 😍 Besides, there is a tranquil place nearby where one can sit by the river and enjoy the day.
  • One of the oldest and most beautiful churches in Finland. The history of the church is very interesting and the artistic aspect of the church is fascinating. The view of the church from other side of the river, by the old library, is very picturesque.
  • A very old cathedral of Helsinki capital of finland. It's an Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral & the seat of the Diocese of Helsinki. It used to be known as At Nicholas' Church till the independence in 1917.
  • Magnificent example for a over painted cathedral. The original wall paintings you can see here and there are exquisite
  • Why note a historic building? Look at my profile you will know that I don't appreciate this habit of writing everything down for nothing.
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