Turku Cathedral, Turku

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Visit Turku Cathedral, the national shrine considered by many to be Finland's most important historical monument. This cathedral is the mother of the Lutheran Church of Finland dedicated to the Virgin Mary and St. Henry, Finland's first bishop. Visit the medieval structure, established in 1300, and see the immense work of renovations after the 1827 Great Fire of Turku. Tour the cathedral museum to learn about Finnish history since the 14th century. Listen to the church bells at noon as you walk along the Aura River. Take a look at our Turku trip planner to schedule your visit to Turku Cathedral and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Just like the Turku castle, also Turku Cathedral is the symbol of the city. The church is hundreds years old but in very good condition. The church stands in the center on the other side of the river ...  more »
  • Austerity would be the word that you would use to define the architecture of this beautiful Cathedral. Beautiful in its simplicity, her nakedness. A wonderful exterior brick showing wounds and cures through time. Inside a broad, simple, clean lines where there are only a couple of distractions. Good place to meditate and do introspection. I recommend walking to her around to see it completely and to discover some interesting buildings to its around
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  • This church is unbelievable. The architecture is breathtaking and the church has beautiful artwork. This was a top 5 favorite stop of our entire trip.
  • Put a pin on your map when visiting Turku if you are in love with arhitecture and history. Former Catholic Cathedral today Evangelical Lutheran Church, Turku Cathedral is one of the major records of Finnish architectural history. Most of its interior dates from the restoration carried out in the 1830s, following the Great Fire (see pictures). Today, the Turku Cathedral is house for Bishops, Quuen (Karin Månsdotter Queen of Sweden), Princess (Sigrid of Sweden), soldiers, army officers and many others.
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