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Turku Cathedral, Turku

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Visit Turku Cathedral, the national shrine considered by many to be Finland's most important historical monument. This cathedral is the mother of the Lutheran Church of Finland dedicated to the Virgin Mary and St. Henry, Finland's first bishop. Visit the medieval structure, established in 1300, and see the immense work of renovations after the 1827 Great Fire of Turku. Tour the cathedral museum to learn about Finnish history since the 14th century. Listen to the church bells at noon as you walk along the Aura River. Take a look at our Turku trip planner to schedule your visit to Turku Cathedral and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This is a most impressive cathedral and chock full of history. It is the perfect place to stop when touring the city to relax and reflect 
    This is a most impressive cathedral and chock full of history. It is the perfect place to stop when touring the city to relax and reflect  more »
  • Very simple yet beautiful church.I like when they have the candles you can light for prayers or past loved ones. It was probably the nicest thing I liked about Turku. 
    Very simple yet beautiful church.I like when they have the candles you can light for prayers or past loved ones. It was probably the nicest thing I liked about Turku.  more »
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  • Beautiful church in the centre of old town Turku. Amazing frescos, inspiring statuettes, and elevating images surround the walls of this godly haven. A relaxing setting to centre the mind, awaken the heart, or momentarily gather your breath before taking in the rest of this beautiful city. A must see when visiting this Southwestern town.
  • Probably one of the oldest buildings in the city, which has a long history, and quite the connection with Sweden and the Swedish royals.

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