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Turku Castle

Address: Linnankatu 80, Turku 20100 , Finland
Phone Number: 02 262 0300
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Turku
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Kauniainen, Finland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 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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Budapest, Hungary
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Turku Castle is appr. 730 years old historical monument, originally a military fortress. At that time Finland was a province of Sweden, so the granite stone walls hold within them the history of Finland and Sweden. It is located about 3 kms from city center, you can take a bus there, but you can also walk by the side of... More 

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Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We enjoyed couple hours of going around the castle. It is beautifully restored and the history of the castle, region and its people is interestingly told. Definitely worth putting a few hours aside for this.

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Ljubljana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Turku Castle is one of the city atractions, that are easy to find and can give the visitor interesting experience. There is a lot to see and in an hour or two you can get the main impression about historical facts and the ways of living in the past. Exibitions, guidance, displays, souvenir shops... After the castle is closed for... More 

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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392 reviews 392 reviews
325 attraction reviews
413 helpful votes 413 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I expected less than what I experienced when seeking to visit the Turku castle. Situated in an amazing surrounding area and with a beautiful view of the river it offers an unforgetable time travel. Unique in its simplicity in comparison to extravagant castles of other european cities, it still seems glorious. Tottaly recommended.

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Turku, Finland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A fine medieval castle, founded in the late 1200, it's open 10:00 am to 18:00 summer time 2.6 - 31.8 nice view too. There is many steps, old peoples maybe to hard.

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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

While the lack of a Finnish monarchy means that Finland lacks the sweeping palaces of many other European countries, if you find yourself in Turku, Turku Castle is definitely worth a visit. It's very easy to get to and can be seen in an afternoon. The displays are well done and informative, with everything available in English as well as... More 

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Helsinki
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

There's a lot to see. The castle itself is amazing, there are some excellent exhibitions in several languages, and some guided tours in Finnish.

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