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Address: Lantinen Rantakatu 13, Turku 20100, Finland
Phone Number: 22620280
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Description: The Qwensel House is the oldest bourgeois housing from the autarchic times...
The Qwensel House is the oldest bourgeois housing from the autarchic times in Turku. The house was built approximately in the year 1700 to an area that was reserved for the nobility.
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Cafe Qwensel is worth visiting for!

The Cafe Qwensel is hidden behind the Pharmacy Museum. It is located in the quiet courtyard and takes you away from the busy city life. You can sit inside or outside and it is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Turku, Finland
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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Cafe Qwensel is hidden behind the Pharmacy Museum. It is located in the quiet courtyard and takes you away from the busy city life. You can sit inside or outside and it is a very idyllic cafe.The prices are reasonable and all the cakes and pastries are delicious. It is open during the opening hours of the Pharmacy Museum.... More 

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Turku, Finland
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It´s an interesting place. I have been there with friends and also with my son. Everybody has been delighted . It´s not just simple history, but also curiosities and things to touch, smell, try..... It´s quite a unique experience. I liked also the staff´s uniforms. One feels there as traveling for a short time in the past. Nice and interesting.

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Helsinki
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Oddly the museum and cafe reviews are mixed together here. The cafe is good and has nice location. Good location.

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Turku, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Located centrally next to the Aura river. Interesting and good collection of old pieces of furniture. Traditional building and well preserved to keep the old charm, feeling and touch of history. Interesting also for the children, as there are many small things in the Museum. There is a traditional café located behind the Museum. I recommend to visit both to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A quiet little gem of interest - though my background in chemistry and the fact I wandered in with my pharmacist uncle certainly didn't hurt. This is an unpretentious little museum, giving a small window into the past. pamphlets with explanations/descriptions in several languages were available to take through the rooms, at no additional charge. An enjoyable hour or two.

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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Cafe Qwensel is cute and the little garden really allows enjoying a nice cup of coffee or tea in piece while reading a book or conversating with friends. They have self made pies and pastries on offer at not too expensive prices neither. In winter the seating is obviously only inside and heated by a fireplace. Very cosy! Recommended both... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Pharmacy museum is one of many places that you must visit in Turku. It's a place you probably don't understand without visit. The museum itself was in late 1700's build house. The interior is absolutely magnificent. The scent of old wood and herbs makes unique feeling. And at the end, you will consider, how we ever survived with ancient pharmacist's... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Right in the center of Turku this small museum has two parts - one is a reconstructed old pharmacy, the other demonstrate the life of tho house owners. Recommended for everyone.

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Turku
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This place is a must when you visit Turku. The museum is a nice place with real old times atmosphere but the café is definitely one of the most beautiful in Turku. The coffee is served in tin pots and the cups and platea are charming. This place really is a treat for all thw sences. Also gluten free options... More 

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Gdynia, Poland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

While staying in Turku for few days I wanted to see this interestingly sounding museum, but when I finally reached it it was closed. The information on the gate wasn't precise if it s open all year long or not. The poster in the showcase was more precise to inform that museum opens since May. Anyway, it is situated in... More 

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Address: Lantinen Rantakatu 13, Turku 20100, Finland
Phone Number: 22620280
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Western Finland  >  Turku

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