Turku Cathedral, Turku

Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Educational Site
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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  • We needed an easy place to visit near the city centre and this church is just few hundred meters from the centre. There was a nice park next to the church also. The church itself is beautiful both...  more »
  • Beautiful church close to the centre of Turku. Great exterior and interior architecture in addition to free entrance makes it a must see spot in town!  more »
  • It looks nice from the outside and is a highlight of the city landscape. However, the cathedral is pretty mediocre inside.  more »
  • 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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