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Best things to do in Turku

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Island
“Great nature area, where you can spot plenty of wildlife and also visit the botanical gardens. A beach and camping area is located at the end of the island. There is also a bus connection to this place.”
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Museum
“Popular museum that displays portions of the Turku city back to medieval age. ”
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Wine Bar
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“Wine bar & restaurant with a bohemian riverside terrace during summer months. Kitchen open until late.”
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Café
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“The most popular cafeteria in Turku. Serves excellent coffee and cakes of different kinds as well as Finnish cinnamon bun called korvapuusti.”
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Restaurant
“Even a famous rap song from Turku says from Blanko to Dynkky (Dynamo nightclub) and via Hesburger (burger joint) to home is the perfect night in Turku, so it's highly recommended to start your evening here with a dinner and later with cocktails. Try their lunch and the best brunch in the city as well!”
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Art Museum
“Turku art museum is located in a beautiful park surrounded by old buildings. The building itself is worth seeing as well as the exhibitons. There is a small cute cafeteria inside as well as a shop.”
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Museum
“The Turku castle is 10 min walk. This is must to visit when coming to Turku!”
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Castle
“Turku Castle is a medieval building in the city of Turku in Finland. Together with Turku Cathedral, the castle is one of the oldest buildings still in use in Finland. Turku Castle is the largest surviving medieval building in Finland.”
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History Museum
“Great outdoor museum. You can see how they lived and what kind of handworks they did in past.”
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Fountain
“Very active market square. Veggies (cheaper than grocery stores), bread, fresh fish, flowers etc”
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Church
“TURKU CATHEDRAL: The Turku Cathedral is considered to be one of Finland’s most valuable historical monuments. This majestic church is one of it's kind in Finland where most churches are relatively modest. ”
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Restaurant
“The most hyped fine-dining restaurant in town. Local, seasonal ingredients and true passion. This is a definite must for any foodies visiting Turku. The space is tiny so it's wise to book beforehand.”
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Supermarket
“Closest large grocery store. They have EVERYTHING. There is also Alko, which sells wine, liquor etc (in Finland only mild drinks are available from basic grocery stores).”
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Point of Interest
“Here you have an public outdoor pool just on the other side of the stadium. The entrance is only 5,50e for adults and you can spend a nice day swimming, jumping and sun bathing. Opening hours: Monday-Thursday: 06:00am - 20:00pm Friday: 06:00am - 19:00pm Saturday-Sunday: 08:00am- 19:00pm”
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Movie Theater
“Movie theather. In Finland movies shown are spoken in original language (English/French/whatever), and subtitles are in Finnish and Swedish. No Finnish voice players or dubbing, except for kids movies.”
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Restaurant
“One of the oldest restaurants in Turku. Serves steaks and basic Finnish foods.”
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