The best tourist attractions and amazing spots to discover in Turku

 

How do you recognize a medieval European town? Some say it is the riverfront, the market square, the castle and the cathedral. Sounds familiar – in fact, it sounds like Turku!

 

The main attractions of Turku

 

Turku Castle, Linnankatu 80

www.turunlinna.fi/en/

 

Turku Cathedral, Tuomiokirkonkatu 1

www.visitturku.fi/en/turku-cathedral_en

 

Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, the museum of history and contemporary art,

Itäinen Rantakatu 4-6 www.aboavetusarsnova.fi/en

 

Turku Art Museum, Aurakatu 26

www.turuntaidemuseo.fi/

 

Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Itäinen Rantakatu 38

www.turku.fi/en/waino-aaltonen-museum-art

 

Forum Marinum Maritime Centre (National special maritime museum and the Finnish Navy Museum), Linnankatu 72

www.forummarinum.fi/en/

 

Archipelago cruise on the steamship Ukkopekka

A summertime day cruise sails from Turku to sunny Naantali, the Old Town Marina, next to Moomin World and back again. The route passes the lace villas of Ruissalo towards the north shore of the Airisto and Naantali. An exciting Pirate Adventure awaits the children on board ship. During the cruise you can enjoy Ukkopekka’s Archipelago buffet.

http://www.visitturku.fi/en/steamship-ss-ukkopekka_

 

Shops in Turku

 

Shopping Centre Hansa, Yliopistonkatu 20

OPEN: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun noon – 6 p.m. www.kauppakeskushansa.fi/en/

At Hansa, you can find the Marimekko store, where you will find large selection of clothes, bags and interior decoration: porcelain, table cloths, glassware, towels and many more from the world famous Finnish textile company. www.marimekko.com

 

Stockmann department store, Yliopistonkatu 22

OPEN: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. stockmann.com/fi

Stockmann is a Finnish department store, where everything from clothes, cosmetics, home design items to food and alcohol reside under the same roof. If you’re searching for special gifts for your family and friends, their home section on the 2nd floor houses many famous Finnish brands such as the Moomins, Iittala, Aarikka, Marimekko and ARABIA FINLAND.

 

Turku Market Hall, Eerikinkatu 16

OPEN: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

www.kauppahalli.fi/en/

Turku Market Hall is the perfect place to try some local food and enjoy eating in a cozy restaurant or in a special café – the old train carriage.

 

Klo Design and Kui Design shops, Läntinen Rantakatu 13 A

www.klodesign.fi/ and kuidesign.fi/

Design from Turku! Klo and Kui Design offer their customers home textiles and accessories. All the products are produced in Turku in individual batches and handcrafted from start to finish. Finnish handicrafts, Home décor and Scandinavian design.

 

Sylvi Salonen shop, Linnankatu 14

www.sylvisalonen.fi/

Finnish handicrafts, Home decor, Scandinavian design

 

Kaisla shop, Brahenkatu 7

www.kaislamyymala.fi/ Finnish clothes made of natural materials

 

Pentik outlet store, Yliopistonkatu 26

www.pentik.com/en/

Pentik is a Finnish interior design retailer. The company designs a versatile range of products under its own brand in cooperation with carefully selected international partners.

 

Cafes in Turku

 

Café Art, Lantinen Rantakatu 5

OPEN: Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

www.cafeart.fi/

 

Fontana Café, Aurakatu 1

OPEN: Mon-Thu 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Fri-Sat 10 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sun 12 a.m. – 8 p.m.

www.fontanacafe.fi/en

Serves lunch from Monday to Friday and brunch on Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and on Sunday 12 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Gaggui Kaffela, Humalistonkatu 15a

OPEN Tue-Fri 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun 12 a.m. – 6 p.m.

www.gaggui.com/kaffela/#kaffet

The “it” café in Turku at the moment. Tasty cakes and good coffee.

 

Restaurants in Turku

 

Restaurant Blanko, Aurakatu 1

OPEN: Mon-Tue 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Wed-Thu 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m. – 3 a.m.

www.blanko.net/

 

Restaurant E. Ekblom, Läntinen rantakatu 3, by the riverside

Wed-Thu 5 p.m. – 11 p.m., Fri 5 p.m. – 1 a.m., Sat 3 p.m. – 1 a.m.

www.eekblom.fi/

  1. Ekblom offers a very good three course menu for a reasonable price (29€-34€). The menu changes every week.

 

Restaurant Di Trevi, Aurakatu 1

OPEN: Mon-Thu 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Fri 11 a.m. – 1 a.m., Sat 12 a.m. – 1 a.m., Sun 1 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. www.ditrevi.fi/

 

Restaurant Tårget, Linnankatu 3

OPEN: Mon-Thu 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Fri 11 a.m. – 3 a.m., Sat 12 a.m. – 3 a.m.

www.matbar.fi/target.html

 

Restaurant Mami, Linnankatu 3

OPEN: Tue-Fri lunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., a la carte 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Sat a la carte 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.

www.mami.fi/

 

Café restaurant Panini, Linnankatu 3

OPEN: Mon-Fri 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sat 12 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

www.ravintolapanini.fi/fi/

 

Restaurant Sergio’s, Läntinen Rantakatu 27

OPEN: Mon-Fri 4 p.m. – 11 p.m., Sat 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. Kitchen closes at 22:30.

www.sergio.fi/

 

Restaurant Ludu, Linnankatu 17

OPEN: Tue-Fri lunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., a la carte Tue-Sat 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Kitchen closes one hour before restaurant’s closing time.

http://ludu.fi/en/

 

Restaurant Dennis, Linnankatu 17

OPEN: Mon-Thu 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m., Fri 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m., Sat 12 a.m. – 11:30 p.m., Sun 12:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Kitchen closes 30 minutes before restaurant’s closing time.

www.dennis.fi/

 

 

ENJOY YOUR TIME IN TURKU!