Turku Castle, Turku

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Explore the medieval Turku Castle, a historical monument that has protected the Aura River since the 13th century. Built in the 1280s as a military fortress to provide protection to the surrounding area and river, this castle is one of the oldest buildings in Finland that is open to the public. View the imposing symbol of medieval architecture, which has survived centuries of sieges and different reigning groups. Experience the original grandeur of this fortress, completely renovated in 1993, with a guided tour that will outline the structure's architectural, cultural, and historical relevance to Finland and other Nordic countries. Plan your Turku Castle visit and explore what else you can see and do in Turku using our Turku road trip planning tool .
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  • Enjoyed our tour of the castle. Learned a lot about the history of Finland and the countries that ruled it for so long. Not handicap accessible  more »
  • It took us 4 hours to go through the entire place and it was so underwhelming. There is nothing worth seeing. There are barely any artifacts of significance. Teh architecture is so average. Waste of t...  more »
  • We had a lovely laid back, trawl through history visiting this historical site, one of the largest, and oldest buildings in Finland. It was built in the late 13th century and has been continually enla...  more »
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  • It's a lovely place with lots of history, I thought it was a lot smaller. There is so much to see, you can easily spend a few hours there absorbing history.
  • The castle tour that keeps on giving. We were here a few hours and it felt endless (in a good way). Rooms were a little empty at first with not much to see but it picked up towards the end with rooms being jam packed with things to read, see and learn about. Added bonus, there's a dress up section with real Medieval outfits and a throne room towards the end. It's a little out the city centre, walking there took us 35minutes but one of the best castle tours I've been on.
  • Excellent place to visit. Restoration is very well done. Requires at least 3 hours to enjoy main castle + bailey's
  • Turku Castle is a medieval building in the city of Turku in Finland. Together with Turku Cathedral, the castle is one of the oldest buildings still in use in Finland. Turku Castle is the largest surviving medieval building in Finland. It was founded in the late 13th century and stands on the banks of the Aura River.
  • One of the best places to visit in Turku. It's interior is veeery large. From the outside you can't feel it's enormous interior. When we arrive to the souvenir shop whe thought it was the end of the visit, but no... The visit continued. We had to leave cause we were in a hurry to visit the entire town.
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