Turku is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Turku one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Turku is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Turku or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Turku. Explore the historical monuments of Turku with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Turku guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Turku page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Turku landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Turku.
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Linnankatu 80, 20100 Turku, Finland
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Found in 13th Century at a time when City was not even in place and was just one of the major trading squares. Turku Castle is one of the oldest building in Finland. Situated on the banks of Aura River, this medieval building has played many a roles – a guard, an affluent palace, seat of a Government, as a prison, a warehouse and as a barrack...
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Tuomiokirkonkatu 1, 20500 Turku, Finland
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Turku Cathedral is Finland’s national shrine and mother Church of Lutheran Church of Finland. Its religious and historical importance is such that every noon when the bells ring, they are broadcasted over the national radio!
Also do visit the Museum at the Cathedral’s south gallery – an exhibition that tells the story right from 1...
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Jaanintie 45, 20540 Turku, Finland
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Travel back in time at Kylämäki Village of Living History! Made up of four farms, this place has its original buildings still intact. A visit during summer months will give a fair idea of how people used to carry on their daily activities and you might even get a chance to take part in some activities!
If you would like to get a hands on ...
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Piispankatu 14, Biskopsgatan 14, 20500 Abo, Finland
11:00 am - 04:00 pm
Take a peek at lives of Finnish upper class at this charming museum. “Ett Hem” means a home, and as the name suggests, this house museum was donated by Consul Alfred Jacobsson and his wife Helene to Abo Akademi University.
Museum was reopened in 1965 at its current location after the war in 1939. It has on display art works, furniture, ...