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Turku Castle

Linnankatu 80, Turku 20100 , Finland
02 262 0300
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Turku
Type: Castles, Cultural
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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