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Turku Castle

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Linnankatu 80, Turku 20100, Finland
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All reviews finnish history guided tour allow plenty of time lots of history couple of hours middle ages different parts few hours nice walk city centre medieval times entrance fee stairs rooms bailey dress information
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The castle is not only Turku's landmark from the sea but the best known building in the whole of Finland and it has played a significant role in the history of Finland for centuries. Moreover, it's a really fascinating place to visit; there is really...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle is one of the main Turku attractions and it it’s a must. The massive old building or better to say buildings is astounding. The exhibition is organized so, that it can be interesting for both – children and adults. One can naturally travel...More

Thank Travelcookiecat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a wonderful hour or so wandering through this incredible castle. It is very well sign posted (once you are inside-not so well outside) and has english translation. It was very interesting learning about the different wars, leaders, kings etc as well as the...More

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Before becoming a museum in the 19th century, Turku Castle served as a fortification and a stronghold for more than 600 years. The Castle was designed to be as inaccessible as possible.  the castle is one of the oldest buildings still in use in Finland. Turku...More

Thank Risto N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Huge and high quality exposions. So much information. Count with 1 full day at least, better 2. Ahoj

Thank Ivo D
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

City of Turku was founded on the mouth of Aurajoki and it was here where the castle stands where it all got started. The castle was a way to control the movement between the sea and the river. To understand Turku’s history everyone should visit...More

Thank Petsku83
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The Turku castle doesn't have much on the castles of Germany or Austria, but it brings a different kind of flavor, and lots of it. You get a really interesting view into how life was in these more remote corners, and how it differed, and...More

Thank jdsor
Reviewed September 30, 2018

I visited Turku Castle in July, 2018 and only planned 4 hours; I took guided tour, wandered around on my own, checked out the gift shop, and watched the jousting and field events. I wish I'd spent the entire day on this tour and am...More

Thank MCBr0m
Reviewed September 25, 2018

We spend several hours just wandering around castle. From outside it looks so small but when walking inside just lost track of time enjoy it.

Thank Tero L
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Well presented castle showing the transformation from defensive citadel to open Renaissance era in Finland's original capital. Interesting presentations regarding Finnish history and the reformation. Despite some repair much of the building is well preserved to give an idea about local construction skills in old...More

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Response from 183jame | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, local tourist attractions are closed during holidays. Easter is highly celebrated here so most people are with their loveones. Expect that shops might be also closed or if ever open, it is only for a couple of... More