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Address: Itainen Rantakatu 4-6, Turku 20700, Finland
Phone Number: +358 2 2500552
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If you have started the riverside walk from the Turku Cathedral and remained same side of the river and you have spare 8 eur you can visit the Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova just to enjoy... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Kreivi
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Turku, Finland
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Turku, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

If you have started the riverside walk from the Turku Cathedral and remained same side of the river and you have spare 8 eur you can visit the Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova just to enjoy the nice building and the permanent exhibition “The ruin area of Aboa Vetus” – the other exhibitions have been in most of my visits... More 

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Austin, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I really enjoyed the archeological portion of the museum, a truly fascinating look into the past that is very grounded to the area and culture, with enhancements to make it interesting for all ages. The art section was interesting. Though the art itself was not my taste, the dichotomy of the new art to the beautiful rooms that held it,... More 

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Jarvenpaa, Finland
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151 reviews 151 reviews
34 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It was very intesting to see some of the early (14th century) history of Turku. Be aware that one needs to be careful of the uneven footing.

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Helsinki, Finland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Stone walls and cellars of the medieval city. The place itself is impressive with thick stone walls and arcs. Not much items displayed, join the guided tour to get more information about the site and the items.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were lucky, we went underground to see the old house and artifacts first. Those were nice and we spent most of our time there. The modern art section was just a hogwash. People just exhibit crap under the title of modern art. Then we went to see the section where Picasso and Salvador Dali works were exhibited. Except for... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I think the service was good and the food was quite tasty. My last visit there was about four years ago.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Museom and history information center. Built on top of a acrheological dig. Just about all of Turku history to see here. Absolutely a delight. Cafe availeble also.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had the privilege of eating right next to the old excavations in the main entrance and it was simply stunning. The museum has very interesting details and I suggest a guided tour if you can arrange that.

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Lappeenranta, Southern Finland, Finland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a museum of history and contemporary art. A must see part of Turku for those who love history and are interested to know what was Turku like at it's medieval times. You can see underground area of ruins that are oldest in Finland. I did go and see the art section also but I can't review it. Maybe... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Interesting museum to wander around, but I totally recommend going on a tour for the insight into both parts =)

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