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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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  • The place is a must visit in Turku. The church in a way symbolizes the city. It can be seen in a lot of post cards and every person who visited and lived in the city has a picture of it or have it as ...  more »
  • During a casual walk along the river after we checked in to the hotel we saw the cathedral. Decided to stop in and check it out. Wow! There are a service going on and the singing was beautiful. The pl...  more »
  • Do not miss this. Inside lies a Queen and she is not Finnish but Swedish. The pipe organ was playing, there are tombs and altars, there are old paintings on the walls faded with time, there are bodies...  more »
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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