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Turku Castle, Turku

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Must see · Castle · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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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  • Beautiful castle… really well organised and setup. Beautiful restored and a very well created route through the castle. It gives a great overview of the different times it functioned.  more »
  • The visit was very interesting. It took us over 3 hours to go around the castle. The route is well signposted and there were plenty of interesting descriptions in English (and Finnish and Swedish).  more »
  • Interesting museum inside the castle. It wasn't very crowded during my visit, so one can take the time to enjoy and learn about Turku and its Castle. Information is in Finnish, Swedish and English, so no problem with understanding
  • Worth visiting. Please allot 3 hours for this place. From outside you may feel like its just a castle but from inside you can spend more than 3 hours.

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