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

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

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

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, Kauppakeskus Forum, Linnankatu 11, 20100 Turku

www.klodesign.fi/

Design from Turku! Klo 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.

 

Kui Design, Kristiinankatu 6, 20100 Turku

kuidesign.fi/

Design from Turku! 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.

Cafes in Turku

Café Art, Lantinen Rantakatu 5

www.cafeart.fi/

 

Fontana Café, Aurakatu 1

www.fontanacafe.fi/en

 

Gaggui Kaffela, Humalistonkatu 15a

www.gaggui.com/kaffela/#kaffet

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

 

Restaurants in Turku

Restaurant Blanko, Aurakatu

www.blanko.net/

 

Restaurant Tårget, Linnankatu 3

www.matbar.fi/target.html

 

Restaurant Mami, Linnankatu 3

www.mami.fi/

 

Café restaurant Panini, Linnankatu 3

www.ravintolapanini.fi/fi/

 

Restaurant Ludu, Linnankatu 17

http://ludu.fi/en/

 

Restaurant Dennis, Linnankatu 17

www.dennis.fi/

 

 ENJOY YOUR TIME IN TURKU!

Photos ©: Makoto Chiba