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Turku Castle

Linnankatu 80, Turku 20100 , Finland
02 262 0300
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Ranked #2 of 23 Attractions in Turku
Type: Castles
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Our main aim was to experience the ghost, like the Japanese tourists who experienced them, but we were disappointed. No ghosts for us. But the castle is beautiful and well mantained. Loads of stuff to see. The long exhibition hall on the 7th floor is quite long and was a treat to walk through with all the exhibited items. The... More

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York, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Liked: access to large areas of castle, the fact it had been restored and is not a ruin like most castles I have seen ! The staff in the shop and at the front desk were very friendly. Lots of interesting exhibitions - history of castle, children's toys, period clothes. The staff dress in period costumes. Disliked: a lot stairs,... More

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It was kind of neat, but it seemed too sparse and modern. Nothing about it really seemed like a castle to me. Perhaps I've been poisoned by the darkened stones of Disney castles but red brick and stucco don't seem very worthy of exploration.

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Turku, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A three-hour visit was almost too short. We didn't have the time to see the museum shop. The exhibition of period interiors was interesting as well, but the castle itself clearly is the main attraction.

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New Providence, New Jersey
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a "must see" attraction in Turku, especially if you're a history, photography or architecture buff. The castle is easily explored on one's own and there are plenty of staff scattered throughout the castle to direct you and answer questions. The castle is also a museum with many historic paintings and artifacts on display. I'd allow at least a... More

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Good to go, take bus number 1 at market square, near to port, can plan together before/ after cruise trip

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London, United Kingdom
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103 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This castle is massive, very well preserved and restored with tonnes of historical information and very well organised. You can spend hours in the mace of rooms and exhibitions. Cheap if you want to spend the time. Recommended 1day visit from Helsinki

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I think it's one of the most interesting places in Turku if you go there your first time. There's nearby the harbor of Turku where you can see beautiful boats and ships too.

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It took us more than an hour in the castle and make sure you have enough energy for all the stairs there and bring your camera for the free dress room. 9€ entrance, well....probably great if you had booked it for a function.

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finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We spent nice day in this old castle with our 3 years old granddaughter. There was the dungeon, which was the most exciting and interesting place for our grandchild. I liked the most the old toys..so many familiar toys from my youth!

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