Turku City Main Library, Turku

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Turku City Main Library includes multiple branches, but its main building represents a historical landmark in the city center. The building is actually a combination of old and new, with the old library from 1903 making up part of the structure while many modern conveniences, shelves, and design have all been added over the years. Locals visit to borrow books and international visitors come to admire the architecture. Inside the library browse exhibits of local artists' photography, paintings, and sculptures. A kids' area offers a play section full of toys and books. For Turku City Main Library and beyond, use our Turku online trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Turku vacation.
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  • The library has something for everyone. It is a great place to take a rest for a moment, admiring the architecture, read newspapers, or enjoy the atmosphere of the courtyard and Café services. An old beautiful library combines a wonderfully new, architecturally interesting additional wing. Kids section is really fantastic, and the library is for families with a good business destination and picnic areas.
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  • When I reached here looking for information for my project I was guided towards the right section. There was a lot of information on a lot of subjects. When I got hungry I explored the cafeteria and f...  more »
  • The city library has two sections, one in an old building, while the other in a modern building. There's also a cafe within/next to the library. Also its interesting to see that people actually can ea...  more »
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  • Great library. It s really comfortable to read some books near windows with a nice view. Lot s of books and a Sirius cafe where u can listen some instrumental music.
  • Nice selection of English books and comfy chairs to read them on.
  • Good library with available English books and decent seating for readers and students alike.
  • Great place to study, calm and relaxing environment and a large collection of great books.
  • One of the most beautiful and comfortable libraries I've ever been in! Bean bags, chairs of all styles, eating zones and non-eating zones. You can find somewhere in here to suit everyone.

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Where to stay in Turku

As Finland's historical capital and one of the centers of Finnish culture, Turku draws plenty of tourists and boasts a wide array of accommodations. Most of Turku's larger hotels and guesthouses sit within the historical old town, roughly between the harbor, the main train station, and the northern bank of the Aura River. Staying within this central district gives you easy access to most of Turku's main sights, putting you within walking distance of the famous cathedral and close to the fortress. Surrounding suburbs and more rural peninsular areas offer cheaper accommodation, but put you a little farther from the action. Budget travelers may want to book a hostel, which often put you in shared rooms but offer a decent location.
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