Top Historical Places in Turku

Are you looking to explore the history of Turku through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Turku including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Turku. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Turku ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Turku, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Turku for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Turku with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Turku Castle

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    Turku Castle

    Museum, Castle, Historical Site, Play

    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! The castle is now also a home to a museum tha...Read more
  2. Turku Cathedral Or Turun Tuomiokirkko

    Art Gallery, Church, Religious Site, Museum

    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 1300’s till the present time! Finish your ...Read more
  3. Abo Svenska Teater

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    Abo Svenska Teater

    Historical Site, Entertainment, Theatre

    Opened in 1839, Abo Svenska Teater is the oldest theater in Finland that continues to operate even today. Located just next to the Market Square in Turku, it is a small theater ideal to attend and appreciate performing arts. Run by Åbo Svenska Teaterförening, the still-functioning theater house building is owned by Stiftelsen för Åbo Akademi. There are 3 formal stages in t...Read more
  4. Kylamaki Village Of Living History

    Museum, Outdoors, Village, Historical Site

    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 experience on various courses that the Village ...Read more
  5. Museum Ett Hem Or Museo Ett Hem

    Art And Culture, Museum, Historical Site

    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, glass and other artefacts that were prominent a...Read more
  6. Kuralan Kylamaki

    Village, Historical Site

    Breathe in the rural atmosphere of Finland by visiting Kuralan Kylamaki or Kylamaki Village of Living History. Located around 4-5 kilometers away from the Turku town center, this village can be seen as an open museum or an open recreational center. Inhabited since the 7th century, Kuralan Kylamaki basks you in the countryside vibes and gives you a taste of village life. You would be delighted t...Read more