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Cultural Activities in Turku

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    Turku Castle , Turku
    Explore the medieval Turku Castle, a historical monument that has protected the Aura River since the 13th century. Built in the 1280s as a mi
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    Walk through the ruins of Finland's oldest city while at the same time viewing pieces of modern art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, a museum of his
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    Turku Cathedral , Turku
    Visit Turku Cathedral, the national shrine considered by many to be Finland's most important historical monument. This cathedral is the mothe
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    Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum features craftworks from pre-industrial times in an 18th-century open-air museum. When the Great Fire of 182
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    Learn about the country's maritime activities at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, which features a collection of highly detailed model boats. P
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    Where to stay in Turku

    As Finland's historical capital and one of the centers of Finnish culture, Turku draws plenty of tourists and boasts a wide array of accommodations. Most of Turku's larger hotels and guesthouses sit within the historical old town, roughly between the harbor, the main train station, and the northern bank of the Aura River. Staying within this central district gives you easy access to most of Turku's main sights, putting you within walking distance of the famous cathedral and close to the fortress. Surrounding suburbs and more rural peninsular areas offer cheaper accommodation, but put you a little farther from the action. Budget travelers may want to book a hostel, which often put you in shared rooms but offer a decent location.
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