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Turku Castle

Linnankatu 80, Turku 20100 , Finland
02 262 0300
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Ranked #3 of 21 attractions in Turku
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles
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Turku, Finland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Don't be in a hurry when you go there,,take the time to get in the history,,and the 'café' is lovely,,the castle is really a 'must' when in Turku... enjoy :)

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Finland
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A must in Turku! Centuries of history with authentic graffiti by royals in one room. A splendid venue for family celebrations and royal visits. Authentic medieval cathilic chapel and a bit more modern, but beautiful Lutheran chapel for weddings and celebrations like. Lots of ancient fennoscandian artefacts.

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Espoo, Finland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

For a cheap ticket one gets to jump back a few centuries at the peak of the castle's splendor. The whole building has been heavily renovated in order to give an idea of what it used to be like. Unfortunately it seems it is also used for a conference center or something like that and some rooms are clearly "modern".... More

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Turku, Finland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

It is located in a beautiful park and really close to the harbour, river and maritime museum. It is free to walk around the courtyard and there is a nice cafe inside. The fee to tour the inside is minimal and there is a lot to see. I spent 3+ hrs just walking around looking at the different exhibits. The... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I love the place! The normal tickets are 9e; discount for student (which I had) 5e/student; I think children under 16 are not charged, not so sure now. You'll get a sticker to attach on your clothes and a tiny guide brochure when you buy the ticket. It took me 3 hours to complete the tour around the castle. Yes,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The castle was pretty neat, and spanned different eras of architecture, which we enjoyed. There was a lot to see, and we were tired, so it did seem to drag on and on. Go with a better attitude and you'll like it more than we did.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Yeah for sure there are hundred million better casteles in the world, but if you're touring around Turku this is one of the "must" places. The Oldest Castle in Finland and with great history. You can get there by bus nro 1 (Satama)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The castle is interesting, very different from the usual European castles types but nice nonetheless. I also went to a concert in the gardens, which was an excellent setting.

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Turku, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Though this castle has been largely rebuilt during the modern times based on the layout of ancient ruins, it gives a snapshot of the history of Turku during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The museum is interesting, particularly the costumes section. There are several narrow stairs to climb!

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Great medieval castle in Turku, Finland, where attractions like this are rare. Not very suitable for people with handicap, otherwise just perfect. Also various shows about history and art from Stone age to 21st century.

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