Turku Archipelago

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Finland's southeast coast is dotted with thousands of islands, which emerged slowly from the water with the retreat of the ice sheet covering Scandinavia. This Finnish archipelago is comparable in beauty to the islands of the Aegean. It stretches from Kimito/Kemiö in the east to Kustavi in the west, at the mouth of the gulf of Bothnia. The inhabitants of the archipelago primarily speak Swedish, and its little villages of wooden houses have hardly changed since the 19C.

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Pukkila
Pukkila
With its mansard roof, the charming
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Indoor Market of Turku
Indoor Market of Turku
The 19C indoor market with its numerous
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Pharmacy Museum of Turku
Pharmacy Museum of Turku
In the late 17C, Judge Qwensel owned the
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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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Turku Cathedral
Turku Cathedral
Kankainen Chapel (near the chancel,
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Crafts Museum of Turku
Crafts Museum of Turku
This Crafts Museum, founded in 1940 and
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