Welcome to Turku - the city of history with a castle and cathedral


The castle and cathedral are the beautiful two attractions from the historic Turku, between which every interesting attraction in the city can be reached.


A brief history of Turku

The city of Turku came into existence at Koroinen, a few kilometres from the Turku market square. Trading took place on this historic site as early as the 1150s, and in 1229, the bishopric was also transferred here. The year 1229 is also regarded as the year in which the City of Turku was founded.


It all began on the Aura river

Do you know how to recognize a European city dating from the Middle Ages? A riverfront, market square, castle, and cathedral, to name a few. Sounds familiar it sounds just like Turku.

Turku is not only the one city in Finland that meets the above description; it is also a destination filled with events and things to do, not to mention the European Capital of Culture in 2011.

You are welcome to come and enjoy yourself in the cradle of history and culture in Turku in, Finland.


Visit the Moomin world nearby Turku

See also: Juka Park 

See more: Guide to your holiday in Finland

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  • Lattitude: 60.451813
  • Longitude: 22.266630