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Turku Castle

Linnankatu 80, Turku 20100 , Finland
02 262 0300
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Ranked #2 of 22 attractions in Turku
Type: Castles
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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Gold Coast
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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The castle has an excellent museum with artifacts, story boards and diaramas representing all periods of its occupation. Should not be missed. There are plenty of stairs though.

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Brno, Jihomoravsky Kraj, Czech Republic
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I visited turku castle in the afternoon short before closing but it was really beautiful. The exhibition is full of life and funny. Especially the gift shop is well maintained, too, which is not very common in Finland. Visit was definitely worth it - lot of information, not boring and beautiful huge castle. In the center area is lovely restaurant... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice piece of finnish history. Maybe a bit to "done". Kids liked the part where they could dress up as knigths and princesses.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One of Finlands most important fortifications one day, Now it is a fabulous museum of the era. Lots of stairs so be ready to climb. Beautifully restaurated and lots to see. Ideal attraction to see on a hot summer day as it is cool inside.

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Helsinki, Finland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This castle reminds always the history of Turku and Finland as well. You can quite easily feel the touch of the past time in the chambers of this really wonderful castle, I do always visit in the castle church as well.

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Seinajoki, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Old castle with much to see. If you like history, this is the Place to go. Lots of stairs and tight places. Easy to reach By bus.

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I went for the guided tour in swedish, and it was very good. I recommend taking a guided tour as you'll get a lot more out of the visit, as there are not many signs to read inside the castle and the castles collections in part have no relation to the castle but rather to later finnish history.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is THE Castle in the area so has lots of history to explore in the two paid admission sections. In additions its chapel is a wonderful place for a wedding (Brother-in-law) and its reception hall is fun, airy and full of sense of place!

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Haifa, Israel
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A very large exhibition of the history of the Turku Castle and the lifi of it's inhabitants. Spare at least 2 hours.

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Washington DC
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71 reviews 71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It was far more impressive and extensive than we thought it would be. It's been nicely restored and has fantastic information about it and the city.

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