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Turku Castle

Address: Linnankatu 80, Turku 20100 , Finland
Phone Number: 02 262 0300
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Ranked #2 of 32 things to do in Turku
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Turku, Finland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We had an international conference held at the Castle of Turku which included live entertainment and medieval style of serving and food. The price for this dinner was rather high but it was worth it as this has been a very unique experience.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

As one not known for reading much of the historical information in places such as this preferring to wander and absorb the atmosphere and architecture, i can say that I received a true education about the history of the Finns and its relationship with its neighbours Sweden and Russia over the centuries from this place finding myself having willingly read... More 

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Oslo, Norway
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

I came to Turku specifically for the museum and it did not disappoint. Spent several hours here going through all the material. Also a fun place to bring your kids too, there's an area where you can dress up in medieval clothes. They have different exhibits in different rooms showcasing different time periods, you'll be spending a lot of time... More 

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Turku, Finland
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Essential part of Swedens and Finlands history. Bombed almost down in WWII. Full of history of King's and Queens of Norden. Has a lovely Café also.

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Helsinki, Finland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Turku Castle was a nice place to visit. They actually give you discounted price with your student card. With all the stairs and rooms with very different feelings it was very interesting experience. Just postpone the trip to the day you're not having a hangover. They have no places to sit down for a while and the coffee house... More 

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Turku, Finland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Living in Finland for over ten years, and coming from North America, this castle put you back into the middle ages, from a Nordic perspective. Finland's history is unique as it was not its own country until the 20th century. Being an American, I felt the "ancient history" of Finland only here, at Turku Castle. I recommend visiting the castle... More 

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Austin, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The castle was expanded and renovated across the centuries, and the modern renvoations have done an excellent job of preserving different parts of the different eras - often even within the same room, in ways that really help tell the history of the place. Tours are available in different languages - including English, and we found the tour guide to... More 

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Kauniainen, Finland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Turku Castle is really worth visiting. The castle is beautiful and very well renovated. Please wear comfortable shoes.

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Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This castle is fascinating. I highly recommend it. The mixture of Medieval and Renaissance history is very intriguing.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My friends and I were expecting a little castle on a hill. However, this was situated next to a harbor and was bigger then we imagined. Was very beautiful to look at as fresh snow fell upon it. There is not much to see in Turku, and this seemed to be one of the only highlights.

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