Turku Cathedral, Turku

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Visit Turku Cathedral, the national shrine considered by many to be Finland's most important historical monument. This cathedral is the mother of the Lutheran Church of Finland dedicated to the Virgin Mary and St. Henry, Finland's first bishop. Visit the medieval structure, established in 1300, and see the immense work of renovations after the 1827 Great Fire of Turku. Tour the cathedral museum to learn about Finnish history since the 14th century. Listen to the church bells at noon as you walk along the Aura River. Take a look at our Turku trip planner to schedule your visit to Turku Cathedral and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The only place in Turku worth seeing. The lady at the reception was very helpful. She even guided us to some nice and reasonable places for food. A good experience overall.  more »
  • My mother and I were in this church with a guide who was with us the whole trip to Scandinavia. Thanks to her visit to this church was interesting. She told us about her history, buried persons, peculiarities, interesting historical facts.
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  • The museum upstairs has a nice collection of historical church art, statues, altar clothes and dishes. Remember to open the "secret drawers" in the back as many of the most beautiful clothes can be fo...  more »
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  • It's warm and nice to listen some pieces
  • Nice medieval church. Not too huge, so an intimate feeling is maintained inside.
  • Went there for an organ concert, and the sound was amazing. Kudos to the organ and the player. The church is very large and very nice, but has a kind of a cold feeling to it. There is a receptionist at the front where you can pay 2 Euro to go see the church museum. To me, it was honestly not worth it, but if you like antique statues and silver, then it might be for you. It also shows how the church has evolved structurally.
  • A rather stark looking building from the outside. Inside is similarly plain but does have the atmosphere of a place of worship.
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