Welcome to Turku - the city of history with a castle and cathedral

Turku

The castle and cathedral are the beautiful two attractions from the historic Turku, between which every interesting attraction in the city can be reached.

A brief history of Turku

The city of Turku came into existence at Koroinen, few kilometers from the Turku market square. Trading took place on this historic site as early as in the 1150's, and in 1229, the bishopric was transferred to here as well. The year 1229 is also regarded as the year in which the City of Turku was founded.


It all began on the Aura river

Do you know how to recognize a European city dating from the Middle Ages? A riverfront, market square, castle, and cathedral, just to name a few. Sounds familiar – in fact, it sounds just like Turku. Turku is not only the one city in Finland that meets the above description, it is also a destination filled with events and things to do, not to mention the city was the European Capital of Culture in 2011.

You are very welcome to come and enjoy yourself in the cradle of history and culture in Turku in Finland.

Getting there

Find routes to this destination.

Coordinates

Explore Lakeland by Self Drive Holidays

Route for Culture Lovers in Finland

Route for Culture Lovers in Finland

Extend your knowledge about the Finnish tradition, culture and history on this special self-drive route.

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Route for Family & Fun

Route for Family & Fun

Finland is well known as a popular holiday destination and this self-drive route offers all kind of amazing amusements for families.

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Route for Sauna Lovers

Route for Sauna Lovers

If you want to understand and participate in the Finnish sauna traditions, this is a very good choice. The best way to discover this is by car.

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