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
120 minutes
Turku Cathedral
Turku Cathedral
Kankainen Chapel (near the chancel,
60 minutes
Turku Archipelago
Turku Archipelago
Finland's southeast coast is dotted with
240 minutes
Crafts Museum of Turku
Crafts Museum of Turku
This Crafts Museum, founded in 1940 and
120 minutes
Museum of Fine Art of Turku
Museum of Fine Art of Turku
This red-granite building (1904)
120 minutes
Pharmacy Museum of Turku
Pharmacy Museum of Turku
In the late 17C, Judge Qwensel owned the
90 minutes