• Turku Castle

    Linnankatu 80, 20100 Turku, Finland .

    Turku Castle is a more than 700 year old historical monument. It has stood guard over the river Aura estuary since the 1280’s. Its granite stone walls hold within them the history of Finland, Sweden and the other Nordic countries.

    History in a nutshell

    The history of Turku Castle begins in the 1280's. During the centuries the fortification gradually changed into a grand greystone palace.

    In 1556, King Gustav Vasa named his son Johan Duke of Finland. The era of Johan marked a new phase in the construction of the Castle. The renaissance halls were built during this period, which also marked the beginning of the reneissance era in Finland.

    In the 17th century, the Governor General of Finland Per Brahe held court in the Bailey. Gradually the administrative centre moved out of the by then old castle, and gave way to a prison. It also served as a storehouse and as barracks.

    In the 1941 bombings the castle was left in ruins. After the end of the war restaurations began. Nowadays the periods of construction can be seen in labyrinthine passages, walled up doors and windows and in mysterious staircases.

  • Föri - City Ferry

    Läntinen Rantakatu 47, 20100 Turku, Finland .

    A truly unique city ferry serves the Aura River, taking passengers from Turku to Åbo and back again in just a few minutes. Föri (comes from the Swedish word färja) is a light traffic ferry that has served the Aura River for over a hundred years, first taking passengers in 1904. Beloved by Turku citizens, the little orange ferry runs nonstop back and forth across the Aura River approximately 500 metres after the last bridge heading toward the mouth of the river. Föri takes around 1,5 minutes to cross the river and starts back when the passengers have been replaced with new ones. Hop aboard, it's free!

  • Funicular

    Linnankatu 55b, 20100 Turku, Finland .

    The Funicular is the first outdoor inclined elevator in a Finnish city. It offers unimpeded access to Kakolanmäki hill where there is no other public transport. The funicular runs between Linnankatu and Graniittilinnankatu at Linnankatu 55b. You can get on or off at both stations, lower station and top station. Travelling on the funicular is free of charge and one-way trip takes about one minute.

  • Turku Cathedral

    Tuomiokirkonkatu 1, 20500 Turku, Finland .

    The Cathedral is open every day of the year 9am - 6pm. Please note that during events it is not possible to walk around in the church. The entrance is free.

    Turku Cathedral is the mother church of the Lutheran Church of Finland, and the country’s national shrine. It was consecrated as a cathedral (as the main church in the diocese) in 17th June 1300. Its history spreads thus over more than 7 centuries. The Cathedral is located in the old centre of Turku city.


    Turku Cathedral is not a museum itself, but there is also a small museum in the church. The Cathedral museum is located in the second floor, on the southern lectern. There is a small entrance fee to the museum: 2€ / adult and 1€ / child. There are artefacts from the Cathedral's history on display in the museum.

  • Turku Art Museum

    Aurakatu 26, 20100 Turku, Finland .

    Exhibitions at Turku Art Museum provide a fascinating panorama of art, from iconic pieces to the very latest contemporary artworks. Alongside its rich exhibition programme, the museum also stages events presented in a beautiful setting that invites interaction and relaxation.

    The collection administered by Turku Art Society is one of the most comprehensive in Finland. Generally acknowledged to be a national treasure, the collection has a representative selection of works from the golden age of Finnish art from the turn of the 20th century, Finnish surrealism and pop art, as well as self-portraits. Today, the collection comprises over 7,600 works displayed in changing collection exhibitions and which travel regularly on loan.

    A fine example of the national romantic style, the granite museum building is one of the most prominent landmarks in Turku and an attraction in its own right. Designed by professor Gustaf Nyström and completed in 1904, it was the second building in Finland built specifically as a museum. Funds for the construction of the museum were donated to the town of Turku by two tradesmen brothers from Turku, Ernst and Magnus Dahlström.

    Turku Art Museum
    Aurakatu 26, 20100 Turku, Finland
    + 358 2 2627 100 / info@turuntaidemuseo.fi

  • JukuPark Turku

    Kurrapolku 1, 20320 Turku, Finland .

    Fun for the whole family
    JukuPark Turku welcomes you with high-speed action and excitement for the whole family. Exciting waterslides and plenty of fun attractions are waiting just for you. Explore all attractions and activities in the park!

    JukuPark Turku offers experiences and relaxation for both children and adults. Watery fun and action packed experiences. Whiz down the fun water slides or sit back and savour life in the sun loungers. Explore all attractions and activities in the park!

  • Restaurant Mami

    Linnankatu 3, Turku, Finland .

    Mami is a traditional Finnish restaurant that invests in quality food and relaxed service. Very friendly & obliging staff, small but excellent menu. Good selection of wines. If you want to find a superb Wallenbergare, go no further.

    One of the nicest restaurants in Finland. Very Scandinavian style - except that the prices are more reasonable!

    Tel: +358 (0)2 231 1111
    Email:  myynti@mami.fi

  • Gatorade Center

    Artukaistentie 8, 20210 Turku, Finland .

    Gatorade Center (formerly HK Areena, Elysée Arena, Typhoon Arena, but commonly referred to as Turkuhalli in Finnish and Åbohallen in Swedish) is a multi-functional indoor arena in the district of Artukainen in Turku, Finland. Opened in November 1990, it can hold up to 11,820 spectators for ice hockey games.

    It is primarily used for ice hockey, and is the home arena of TPS, but it is also frequently used to host concerts and other events such as the Maata Näkyvissä Festival. A record attendance of 12,041 for a hockey match was registered in 1991. 

  • MEYER TURKU Shipyard

    Telakkakatu 1, 20240 Turku, Finland .

    MEYER TURKU OY, family-owned by Meyer Werft, is one of the leading European shipbuilding companies. Turku Shipyard was founded in 1737 and, today, the managing partner of the company is Dr. Jan Meyer. The company provides state-of-the-art technology solutions, advanced construction processes and cutting edge innovations for cruise operators and other ship owners.

    Guided Bus Tours in the MEYER TURKU Shipyard
    Guided tours to the MEYER TURKU shipyard in Turku are organised by the Visit Turku.

    The 2-hour tours are held on weekdays (Monday to Friday) starting at 12 noon. Tours will start and end at Forum Marinum, Linnankatu 72, Turku.

    For bookings, contact Visit Turku Sales tel. +358 (02) 262 7900 or email sales@visitturku.fi

    Please note that the booking must be made 14 days before the visit.