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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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  • We did the English guided tour which are at regular times during the day. The guide was very good and was dressed in medieval costume. The castle is large and very old as Turku used to be the... 
    We did the English guided tour which are at regular times during the day. The guide was very good and was dressed in medieval costume. The castle is large and very old as Turku used to be the...  more »
  • Easy to get to on the number 1 bus. Big and solid structure with some interesting exhibits. Buffet lunch at 11.3 euros was a bargain. The young man giving the tour in English couldn't have made... 
    Easy to get to on the number 1 bus. Big and solid structure with some interesting exhibits. Buffet lunch at 11.3 euros was a bargain. The young man giving the tour in English couldn't have made...  more »
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  • Very interesting castle. The interior design is contemporary and the ticket price is okay for the size. Interesting insight into the Middle Ages of Finland. There were a few families with small children on site, so it was certainly well suited for children. I don't recommended buying tickets in advance, cause there weren't lots of visitors.
  • We visited here on a weekend. We arrived a bit last minute, and didn’t have enough time to see all of the castle. There weren’t many guests left. Us and two other groups. Nevertheless, the castle is well preserved and I really liked the staff; Knowledgeable, polite and with a positive attitude. I advise to definitely have at least 2 hours of time, so you can relax and enjoy the place in peace. The tickets for adults are 12€, kids (7-15) 5€, under 7 are free. There’s also special family tickets etc, you can ask at the front desk. You may also use the museum card. If you’re a wheelchair user or have trouble walking, some areas may be impossible for you to access, while others a bit hard. There seems to be an elevator, which you can use to get to some parts, so not completely inaccessible.

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