Varsinais-Suomi
Turku
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Turku The Essential
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Provincial capital of southwest Finland and second largest entry point into the country after Helsinki, Turku ("market place" in old Finnish) developed around a trading post at the mouth of River Aurajoki, in a region boasting some of the country's oldest traditions. For centuries Turku was Finland's capital and "cradle of civilisation". It preserves this reputation thanks to a lively cultural and intellectual scene. The river bisects the city and seven hills provide a wide variety of landscapes.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Turku
Turku Castle
Turku Castle
The main castle boasts many admirable
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Turku Cathedral
Turku Cathedral
Kankainen Chapel (near the chancel,
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Turku Archipelago
Turku Archipelago
Finland's southeast coast is dotted with
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Crafts Museum of Turku
Crafts Museum of Turku
This Crafts Museum, founded in 1940 and
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Museum of Fine Art of Turku
Museum of Fine Art of Turku
This red-granite building (1904)
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Pharmacy Museum of Turku
Pharmacy Museum of Turku
In the late 17C, Judge Qwensel owned the
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