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“BIG Church with modest interiors”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Turku Cathedral

Turku Cathedral
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Plano, Texas
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191 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“BIG Church with modest interiors”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

This church stands in front of a very nice plaza. It is very interesting in that it was built on for many years and endured many changes. The interior is somewhat simple compare to other in Europe, but totally worth checking out.

Visited September 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
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Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very ordinary European cathedral.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

just an ordinary medieval cathedral. Nothing special. I guess you can find many dozens of cathedrals like this in Europe.

Visited November 2013
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Alaska
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“A Great Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

I highly recommend the Turku Cathedral for a visit. Make sure to pay a little more to see the upstairs historical treasures. They have a great English-speaking staff. Check on the hours, they have recently cut back the time.

Visited September 2013
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lewes uk
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Surprisingly impressive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

The cathedral is quite austere from the outside and on first entering that impression is maintain. However, once in the main body of the building there are some surprising and beautiful details to be found. The altarpiece is extremely beautiful as are some of the side chapels and I found the building very moving. There is a small museum upstairs (with a small entrance fee).
Outside the cathedral is surrounded by some nice classical buildings and the setting is very pleasing.

Visited August 2013
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Bhubaneswar, India
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“Solid in form and shape”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

Most important of the few ancient things to see in Turku. The story of the sailing ship suspended inside the church has to be heard. The benches adjacent to Aura river offer a good resting and snacking option.

Visited August 2013
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