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 history and contemporary art. At its inception in the 1990s, the institution was meant to host only contemporary art. However, when the builders accidentally discovered an ancient town below ground, the world received this unconventional venue. Ask for a guided tour of the site to get a comprehensive overview of the collections, or walk through the medieval cellars and eccentric exhibit halls at your own pace. You will see works by masters such as Picasso and Warhol, as well as artwork by Finnish artists of the 20th century. Put Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova at the forefront of your travel plans using our Turku trip itinerary planner.
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Reviews
O Museu Aboa Vetus e Ars Nova pode-se considerar o típico dois em um. O espaço comporta dois museus: um que permite antever uma Turku medieval e que resultou das escavações para a construção do edifíc... more »The museum Aboa Vetus and Ars Nova can be considered the typical two in one. The space includes two museums: one that allows to anticipate a medieval Turku and that resulted from the excavations for the building construction that would host a museum of contemporary art. Made the archaeological find the space began to behave the two museum: the concerning medieval times and the contemporary art. Interesting space, which allows the visitor to have an idea of how it was the site of medieval Turku as well as transport us to more recent times.
Två bra moderna utställningar i kombination med den fasta medeltidsutställningen gör att det verkligen är värt ett besök. Vi hade turen att precis komma med på en guidad tur på engelska. På medeltidsu... more »Two good modern exhibitions in combination with the permanent medieval exhibition make it really worth a visit. We were fortunate to just come along on a guided tour in English. At the medieval exhibition, it was interesting to take the perpective from the young boy Martin in the story of the history of Turku.
The city beneath the city never gets old, fun for children also!
Resident archeologist made our day. Kids were very excited to climb to the pit outside and we learned a lot.
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