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Massive in every way, this is one end of the city. An absolute must do when in Turku. If you are visiting the Turku Palace, walk by the river to the other end of the city to witness the grandeur of this cathedral. The lady...More
Turku Cathedral has been – and it still is – the national cathedral for Finland. You can feel the medieval feeling, see the only royal tomb in Finland (Karin Månsdotter, queen of Sweden), take a candle and sit down peacefully. I try to visit it...More
The Åbo/Turku domkyrka is the national shrine of Finland and the archbishop resides here. Built in the 13th century and rebuilt and restored several times (recently in the 1970-ies). Well worth seeing. For a small fee you can visit a museum part located on top...More
This , along with most of the city , burned down and so the original church was rebuilt and is now used for weddings in the summer every 30 minutes. Name for the priest that forced people to be baptized was killed by a local...More
This is definitely the biggest church, but is a beautiful, peace, calm and very nice place. There are many interesting inside and if you find a audio-guide is super because there are many things to look. You will walk over tombs and the church has...More
I visited the Turku Cathedral during a transit stop at the city. I walked around and came across the cathedral. It was a beautiful cathedral and worth a quick visit of an hour or less. There are other buildings and shops nearby.
It basically reminds me of a famous saying "Peace is just not in absence of war, but as a cathedral, peace should be constructed with patience and unshakable faith" and Turku cathedral is just this way. All the paintings of almighty enumerating his greatness and...More