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Turku Castle

Linnankatu 80, Turku 20100 , Finland
02 262 0300
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Ranked #2 of 21 attractions in Turku
Type: Castles
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
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Colorado Springs, CO
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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68 reviews 68 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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Townsville, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The castle interior has been hollowed out and turned into a series. Of displays of varying interest. There is very little to see of the castle at all.Look around the exterior of the complex for free. Don't bother paying to look inside.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

there is lots to see here at the castle, lots of walking, up and down stairs. good displays, staff in period dress to help you navigate your way around.

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Malmo, Sweden
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I had a few hours to kill before my flight home, so I stopped off in Turku and had a look at the castle. There was more to see than I had expected. The castle has been restored, and is set up as a museum in two parts - the medieval section and a more recent bailey. It is located... More

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Oulu, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Why you even go to Turku, if you don't go to Turku castle. So interesting old castle to spend time. Shop wad good. Not so much like I<3Turku I<3finland stuff, more like coffee, tea and books. Near Forum Marinum.

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Helsinki, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The castle was a good place to spend a cold snowy March day-trip to Turku. Easily accessible from the city center by walking. Heavily renovated inside and ideal place for families. Somewhat lacking in historical remnants of the original castle. Not the most interesting place given the wealth of castles in Europe (and elsewhere in Finland).

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Kirkkonummi, Finland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

You must take few hours for that, there was a lot of seeing. Price level was very low for that what you can get there. You can get your own guide if you pay little pit more

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Turku, Finland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Turku Castle stands at the mouth of River Aura, right next to the harbour where the huge cruise ships of Viking Line and Tallink Silja make berth daily. In other words, if you arrive to Turku from Stockholm by sea, the Castle will greet you first thing when you step out of the ship. (Ok, well, you do have... More

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