Visit Turku Cathedral, the national shrine considered by many to be Finland's most important historical monument. This cathedral is the mother of the Lutheran Church of Finland dedicated to the Virgin Mary and St. Henry, Finland's first bishop. Visit the medieval structure, established in 1300, and see the immense work of renovations after the 1827 Great Fire of Turku. Tour the cathedral museum to learn about Finnish history since the 14th century. Listen to the church bells at noon as you walk along the Aura River. Take a look at our Turku trip planner to schedule your visit to Turku Cathedral and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Turku Cathedral Reviews
Paikka on upea mut hieman katmiva mitä meille historiasta kerrottiin ja turun suurpalon jälkeen olevasta ajasta. Menisin ainakin turistina katsomaan on upee kokomus. more »The place is gorgeous mut a bit of a katmiva what our history was told and the time after the big fire in Turku. I would go at least as a tourist to look at the Upee Kokomus.
This cathedral is similar to many in Europe, with some notable differences. What I especially liked about this one is that each station has a QR reader with information available in English. Quite fas... more »
A fascinating place! Very old, beautiful and quiet. As a souvenir one can buy a paper sheet with details for a small model of the cathedral 😍 Besides, there is a tranquil place nearby where one can sit by the river and enjoy the day.
One of the oldest and most beautiful churches in Finland. The history of the church is very interesting and the artistic aspect of the church is fascinating. The view of the church from other side of the river, by the old library, is very picturesque.
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