Best reasons to visit Turku in a nutshell
Are you a history fanatic, a culture and art lover, or a gourmand? If so, Turku is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. Walk along the lovely riverbank of Aura River from Turku Cathedral to Turku Castle to explore the heart and soul of the city. Stop by the historical site Luostarinmäki handicrafts museum to see the residential buildings that survived the Great Fire of Turku, or explore exhibitions of contemporary art and archaeology at the Aboa Vetus Ars Nova museum. Once you feel hungry, treat yourself at one of Turku’s exquisite restaurants on the ground or aboard a riverboat.
For culture and art lovers, there is a landscape of art to explore in museums, including the Turku Art Museum and Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art. One of the most prominent music museums in Finland, the Sibelius Museum, provides a house full of musical experiences ranging from exhibitions to concerts.
As Turku is famous for its location by the Baltic sea, must-see attractions include the collection of the magnificent boats and vessels at the Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Turku is also the gateway to the Finnish Archipelago. Embark on your ultimate Finnish road trip along the Archipelago Trail by renting a car or a bike.