Turku Castle, Turku

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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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  • Very interesting castle. A lot of content compared to some other castles I’ve visited but still good for all ages. Well organized. I highly recommend a visit to Turku Castle.  more »
  • The castle in Turku is located near the port. A unique place to learn about history. Admission ticket 12 euros, children and pensioners 6 euros. You can order a tour guide. When visiting the castle should be taken into account that there will be a lot of descents and ascents, a lot of moving, shoes should be comfortable. In the castle there is a knight's hall, children can try on armor, often in the castle arrange a knighthood and other thematic programs. There is a gift shop and a cafe on site. I recommend you to visit.
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  • It was a very nice visit of a beautiful castle. We have been there for around 2 hours and had a great tour through the rooms inside the castle. Everything is well prepared and recalls some kind of medieval flair. It is worth a visit
  • The displays are amazing. So many things to see about the 800 year history, including 100 year old displays. Well priced at 12 euros per adult; you could stay for hours.
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