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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

Itainen Rantakatu 4-6, Turku 20700, Finland
02 2500 552
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Ranked #5 of 22 Attractions in Turku
Type: Museums
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Tampere, Finland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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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7 attraction reviews
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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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8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Schenectady
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

apparently they found the many century old remains of the city when they started excavating for a modern art museum. we really liked the subterranean vault and artifacts..just enough to be interesting without too much. Modern art exhibits are transient; not normally my thing..but I went from a snort of philistine derision to quite enjoying it by the end...give it... More

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Varkaus, Finland
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21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The most pleasant surprise even to the Finnish tourist. I had no information at all about the existence of this attraction. Sure, I knew that Turku in Finland is a really old city. The hotel staff told us the place. Old Turku had been dug up and brought up in a nice way. Less frequently, Finland has one well-preserved old... More

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Berlin
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We saw only the excavations becausevthe other part was closed. The museums was interesting. We were there for an hour and our 3-year-old daughter did not get bored either, because there was a lot to do for the children! Nice place.

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Turku, Finland
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29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Since it is underground and an actual excavation site the temperature is pretty low making it a nice spot for a warm day. They have lots of activities for kids and everything is written in English. They also have guided tours at no extra cost and update the exhibits all the time.

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Oulu, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It was a pity that we only got to see the Aboa Vetus because the Ars Nova exhibition was being re installed. But Aboa Vetus was awesome! It was like "clear maze" with many medieval houses to visit. Also there were lots of stories and "activities" like medieval Turku quiz and doll house. If Ars Nova had been open, I... More

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