The historical capital of Finland and the home of the Moomins
The streets of Turku bear the marks of life from the Middle Ages to the present day. The buildings aligning the streets represent the styles and ideals of various eras, and the town’s proud history is tangible in places.
The river Aura is the heart ans soul fo Turku. This is where Turku was born, and a large part of city life -
museums, sights, restaurants and cafes - still concentrates around the banks of the Aura. A walk by the river from the
cathedral to Turku castle is a fascinating journey through history, whilst seeing what present day Turku has to offer.
Turku Castle is one of Finland’s national treasures. The sturdy castle, built of grey stone, whose oldest sections were built in the 1280s, has stood witness to many of the significant events in Finnish history. The castle’s heyday occurred in mid-16th century at the time of Duke Johan and Katariina Jagellonica. The castle’s Renaissance Suite also dates back to this time.
More information about Turku:
» The City of Turku
» Turku Region