Turku Castle, Turku

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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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  • At the end of the 1200, Turku Castle is a defense building founded on the mouth of Aura River to secure river transport and the city itself. The castle with its surroundings offers so much to see that it is worth a minimum of half a day's time. The castle often has different historical events, it is worth exploring the castle's website. The castle also features an atmospheric café and a high-quality, versatile souvenir shop. There are plenty of steep and narrow stairs in the castle itself, so it cannot be recommended for disabled guests.
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  • I had relatively low expectations when I came here since I was expecting just a bunch of empty rooms. While that is somewhat true, I was surprised by the size of the castle and the fact that there is ...  more »
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  • Small and cozy castle. The first route starts from the ticket office, the second one - from the gift shop (upstairs). The first part very empty, but the second one is more interesting! We've spent about 4 hours on all this castle. The ticket price is EUR 12.00. You can get to this castle by a walk along the riverside (it's not far, but its a very nice walk)
  • Place very well worth the visit. If you have little time try to focus more on the museum side of the castle rather than the actual castle itself because the rooms are mostly empty. Expect to be here a little more than an hour or easily more if you are into its history. A must visit when in Turku
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