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, few kilometres from the Turku market square. Trading took place on this historic site as early as in the 1150's, and in 1229, the bishopric was transferred to here as well. 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, just to name a few. Sounds familiar – in fact, 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 city was the European Capital of Culture in 2011.

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

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  • Lattitude: 60.451813
  • Longitude: 22.266630