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Turku Cathedral, Turku
(4.3/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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 oldest existing Cathedral in Finland and highest in the city, more than 700 years. The Lutheran Cathedral, built in the Gothic style serves as the burial place of local nobility. The interior decoration is fulfilled as most European cathedrals, with stained glass Windows, paintings on biblical theme, great body. The Cathedral hosts concerts of organ music. Also in the Cathedral of a Museum, which presents the extant Church of antiquity. The Cathedral is conveniently located on a hill on one of the highest points in the city, it offers a view of the Castle and the river aura.
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  • It is believed that the first Church in åbo (Turku's old name) appeared in the middle of the 13th century. The Cathedral was consecrated in honour of the Virgin Mary and St. Baptist Henry. He became the main Lutheran Church of Finland. Its present appearance in the 19TH century, already in times when 100-meter was completed on the tower. This construction has participated and Carl Engel. Next to the Cathedral is a monument to Governor of Turku Peru Brahe.
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  • The Turku Cathedral is the most magnificient church in Turku and also in the whole of Finland. Its history is very interesting and the museum there tells of the happenings and persons connected with t...  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