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Turku City Library

Linnankatu 2, Turku 20100, Finland
+358 (02) 330 000
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Turku
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Type: Libraries, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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391 reviews 391 reviews
325 attraction reviews
408 helpful votes 408 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Situated in the center of Turku, a very interesting building with many options for the visitor. Among the highlights, the opportunity to read in a peaceful environment with a great view of the city center. The entrance is of course free.

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Turku, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This library is an art. It has the antique side and a modern side, but no, they have not spoiled it with combining these two unlike in many other urban buildings. Both the old and new sides are a pearl from outside and once you get in, you see they are unbelievable from inside. This is your living room for... More 

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Turku, Finland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

As a local I just love this place. If you are a family with young children it might be good to know that there is a big children's department with some toys to play with. And one of few public toilets for babies and children. (the others can be found at shops called Stockmann and Wiklund.)

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Uppsala, Sweden
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is a great place to rest your feet if you've been walking around all day but still want to see something new. And also if you want to look at the locals! Or try reading a Finnish hard rock magazine. :-)

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Finland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Here you can borrow a laptop and read papers and magazines in many different languages at their comfortable desks in the city centre. But the best thing is that it has thousands of books to borrow ! You can spend many happy hours there browsing all this. And everything is free of charge which I think is really amazing. The... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Turku City Library is a beautiful building with a lot of choices to read. It has many comfy sofas and chairs to relax and enjoy a book.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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79 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

When on the road to Helsink you could relax a little in Turku and this construction of the City Library is not to be missing. It is located very close to the Cathedral and both places will complete and give you a good time in a pleasure walking .

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Red Cliffs, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Books in Finnish, Swedish and English, conveniently situated, helpful staff and a magnificent display of numbers of Finland's satirical periodical. Do not pass it by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Workforce is wonderful! If they don't know it straight away, they will find it and call you. Absolutely fantastic place to go with children. There is the hole own area for them. Lot of lodges to read with your own. Technical recourses are good.

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Vung Tau, Vietnam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Huge selections. Many English books and magazines available. Staff are very helpful and basically everything is user-friendly and easy to navigate. They also have a Children section which literally the best section I have ever seen!

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