Turku Castle, Turku

4.5
Castle · Hidden Gem · History Museum
Explore the medieval Turku Castle, a historical monument that has protected the Aura River since the 13th century. Built in the 1280s as a military fortress to provide protection to the surrounding area and river, this castle is one of the oldest buildings in Finland that is open to the public. View the imposing symbol of medieval architecture, which has survived centuries of sieges and different reigning groups. Experience the original grandeur of this fortress, completely renovated in 1993, with a guided tour that will outline the structure's architectural, cultural, and historical relevance to Finland and other Nordic countries. Plan your Turku Castle visit and explore what else you can see and do in Turku using our Turku road trip planning tool.
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  • We visited here with a child who is interested of history and it was quite nice afternoon. It took about one hour to go around the whole castle inside. There were a lot of interesting and beautiful...  more »
  • Very nice medieval castle with lots of rooms to explore. We had a nice afternoon viewing the medieval and renaissance floors, as well as exploring the exhibition on historical clothing and items...  more »
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  • Interesting museum inside the castle. It wasn't very crowded during my visit, so one can take the time to enjoy and learn about Turku and its Castle. Information is in Finnish, Swedish and English, so no problem with understanding
  • Worth visiting. Please allot 3 hours for this place. From outside you may feel like its just a castle but from inside you can spend more than 3 hours.
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