Turku was established in 1229 and is both Finland's oldest city and its first capital. The city has a lively and versatile cultural life.

Turku in the South-western corner of Finland is almost 800 years old. Once the capital of the whole country, it is now the capital of its region, the Southwest Finland.

Turku is often said to be the only Western European town in Finland as all medieval European towns have four things in common: a river for transport, a cathedral for religious power, a castle that represents the secular power and last but not least - a market place for acts of commerce. Turku has them all!

Christmas in Turku

Delicious treats, music and traditions all over Turku. Read more and book

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