Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku

4.4
#3 of 15 in Museums in Turku
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.
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  • Take a look under the city of Turku. A small part of old Turku has been digged out ftom the ground. Great place to see some history.  more »
  • I really loved Aboa Vetus. The old street is very interesting and stirring, the exhibition is fascinating. I enjoyed the calligraphy stall and it was great to listen to the sound of ancient musical...  more »
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  • 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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