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Address: Itainen Rantakatu 4-6, Turku 20700, Finland
Phone Number: +358 2 2500552
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interesting part of Turku history

If you wan't to visit just one historical place in Turku it would be difficult to choose between the castle and aboa vetus, but aboa vetus is much more diverse than the Castle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Espoo, Finland
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Espoo, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

If you wan't to visit just one historical place in Turku it would be difficult to choose between the castle and aboa vetus, but aboa vetus is much more diverse than the Castle. Deffinetly worth visiting and really interesting. Although I didn't like that much the modern part where is the changing collection. The entrance fee is although bit too... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My girlfriend from Turku took me here on one of my first visits to the city. It's a great way to find out some of the early history of the city's formation and growth. Was great to be able to walk down into the past and see what things used to be like. As others have mentioned there are multiple... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We only checked out the medieval town exhibit, not the contemporary art museum. It ranges from excellent to alright, with the permanent exhibition being for the most part very well thought out and presented. There's just the right amount of reading, doing, and things to see. The imagination is sparked in a satisfying manner all through. Be aware it's rather... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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83 reviews 83 reviews
55 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The museum is divided into 3 different parts: an historic part with ruins of the old town, a part with modern art and a contemporary exhibition. I think it's a odd combination of different types of art, but for some reason it really works. I would highly recommand going here.

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Tampere, Finland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The museum is divided into 3 parts. One is about the history of the place there, and also Turku. Very interesting. The two other parts are about art, also very nice! The entry is not high in my opinion.

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Turku, Finland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
39 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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