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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 cross in the history of the colonial era. In contrast with Eastern Orthodox churches of Russia, Sweden era cathedral were represented in the building of the high Church.
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  • We had the whole family and a very impressive sight, if only for the exterior. Inside a really beautiful and comfortable, also adjusted for the children
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  • Every time I visit Turku I always pop into the cathedral. Regardless of how many times I see it, it'll always be a treat on the eye and leave me smiling. The outside doesn't really represent what you'...  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