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Address: Linnankatu 80, Turku 20100 , Finland
Phone Number: 02 262 0300
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impressive castle

Impressive old building, has been destroyed and rebuild. You enter a courtyard where you can admire the 4 different parts. It is also a museum.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Tampere, Finland
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I visit the castle of Turku in late July 2015 with my daughter.The castle located near the harbour of Silja Line and Viking Line and the same time near the sea ofcourse. I think the castle is restructuring rather often, at that time it was again. It is rather old, it was build in the end of the 1200 and... More 

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Wil, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Impressive old building, has been destroyed and rebuild. You enter a courtyard where you can admire the 4 different parts. It is also a museum.

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Helsinki, Finland
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Castle of Turku (Turun linna) is a fantastic place to be! There's a nice history museum at the start but then you can visit lots and lots of rooms and halls of it. Beautiful placement and good descriptions makes this trip worth it! And there's a hall where kids can fit the armour and helmets or dresses and gowns of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We have visited Turku castle also earlier, but because it is so large and very well maintained it' s really worth visiting more than once. There is so much to see: dozens of rooms, lots of information and like you expect from old castle, quite many steep staircases! Really a place worth visiting! Parking around the castle can be challenging... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Our cruise ship stopped at Turku, a place I had never heard of. I thought there would be very little to do but we went to the castle and I was really surprised the audio guide is excellent, the castle is amazing and full of atmosphere. Some of the costumes from the film The Girl King were on show and... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It was definately highlight of my trip in Turku. For me its more interesting to see this kinda spooky defense castle than castle filled with glamorous royal life. We hire a guide, with extra 3 euro per person. Its absolutely worth it. We were shared a lot of stories behind this castle and the people who used to live there.... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

What a fascinating place to visit, so different to anywhere in Southern Europe. We had a great wander around the castle which we found very informative & interesting. All staff were very helpful & great with English. If you come to Turku this really is a must to go & see!!

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Although it may not seem that appealing from outside, Turku castle is one of the few medieval remains of Finland and hides a lot of history. Book a guide if you can and/or take at least a couple of hours to explore it. The castle often hosts some exhibitions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Fantastic place to visit! I only had a couple hours which was not nearly enough time to really take in all the history that this site has to offer. If you enjoy history, plan of 4-5 hours to take everything in. The guided tour was really quite good.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We've done a few castles around Scandinavia and this one while not impressive on the outside, is a real surprise throughout the visit. Captures the history and development of the building since the first build in the 13th century and the various extensions through to modern times. You learn a lot of Finnish history in what is a well signposted... More 

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Address: Linnankatu 80, Turku 20100, Finland
Phone Number: 02 262 0300
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Western Finland  >  Turku
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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